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Date: 08-04-2020

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United States of America v. Delia Marie Salinez

Case Number: 2:19-cr-00131-RGD-LRL

Judge: Robert G. Doumar

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney's Office

Defendant's Attorney: Call 918-582-6422 for free help finding a criminal defense lawyer.

Description: Norfolkd, VA - The United States of America charged Delia Marie Salinez with heroin and meth trafficking

ccording to court documents, Delia Marie Salinez, 31, of Greensboro, was a recruiter and drug courier operating out of the conspiracyís North Carolina distribution point. In March 2019, Salinez and two of her recruits packaged and drove roughly a kilogram of heroin and a kilogram of pure methamphetamine to Virginia Beach, where they thought they were going to sell the drugs. Instead, they were arrested during a SWAT takedown operation and the drugs were seized.

The other two couriers, Maricella Williamson and Kenya Godinez-Camacho, were sentenced to 65 and 60 months in prison, respectively.

The case was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nationís illegal drug supply.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administrationís (DEA) Washington Field Division; and Anthony F. Zucaro, Jr., Interim Chief of Virginia Beach Police, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar. Assistant U.S. Attorney William B. Jackson prosecuted the case.

Outcome: defendant pleaded guilty.

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