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July 20, 2021Henderson, NV, United StatesNarcotics

ICE HSI investigation results in previously convicted felon being sentenced for selling methamphetamine

HENDERSON, Nev. - A local area man was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

“This sentence is a great example of what can be accomplished when federal and local law enforcement agencies work in collaboration,” said Francisco Burrola, special agent in charge for HSI Las Vegas. “We will continue our efforts to arrest and disrupt illegal activities like this one to keep our communities safe from the harmful effects of illicit drugs.”

The defendant previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon sentenced the defendant to five years of supervised release.

Kenneth Hall, 38, a previously convicted felon, sold a total of 383.6 grams of methamphetamine in Henderson and Las Vegas between March 6, 2018, and April 3, 2018. According to court documents, the April 3, drug sale, Hall showed and offered to sell a handgun to the buyer. Later that day during a traffic stop, officers found approximately 332 grams of methamphetamine, plastic baggies, and $4,080 in cash in Hall’s vehicle. During the execution of a search warrant at Hall’s residence, officers found a 9mm Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun, along with two magazines and ammunition. Hall is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada Dan Cowhig prosecuted the case.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.