Meth dealer sentenced for trying to sneak drugs in sneakers

GREENBELT, Md. - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Alfred "JJ" Buensalida, 27, of Suisun City, California, Monday to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute  and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
 
 According to court documents and evidence presented at his May 2012 jury trial, Buensalida, a California-based meth supplier, conspired with Mark Anglo, Jason Yaranon, and others to distribute meth in the Prince George's County area, between 2009 and 2010. In total, Buensalida was responsible for conspiring to distribute approximately 28 ounces of methamphetamine.
 
For example, on June 10 and 11, 2010, FBI agents intercepted text messages between Anglo and Yaranon, in which Anglo arranged to ship cash from Maryland to Yaranon in California, in order to purchase 8 ounces of meth from Buensalida. On June 11, 2010, Yaranon text messaged Anglo with the tracking number for the package shipped to Maryland, containing the meth. A Prince George's County detective and his K-9 partner intercepted the package at the shipping facility in Landover, Maryland. Inside the package, FBI agents found a Nike shoe box with black and red Nike high top shoes with a plastic bag of meth stuffed in the toe of each shoe.
 
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Prince George's County Police Department for their work in the multi-year  Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force  investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Adam K. Ake and Special Assistant United States Attorney Marisa Chun, of the U.S. Justice Department, who prosecuted this case.
 

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