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November 23, 2021Las Vegas, NV, United StatesNarcotics

Las Vegas woman sentenced for distribution of methamphetamine

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas woman was sentenced on Friday to 84 months in prison – to be followed by four years of supervised release – for distributing methamphetamine on multiple occasions, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

“This sentence is the result of many hours of difficult and dangerous work carried out by brave law enforcement officers for the benefit of our society,” said Francisco Burrola, Special Agent in Charge for HSI Las Vegas. “HSI will continue to identify and investigate those who seek to endanger our communities by attempting to bring narcotics into our communities.”

Catalan pleaded guilty in August to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan presided over the sentencing hearing.

According to court documents, from Jan. 30, 2020 to March 26, 2020, Alexis Catalan, 41, sold a total of 391.9 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Additionally, she possessed 271.8 grams of methamphetamine.

Co-defendants Justin Wright, 36, and Daniel Leath, 29, each pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. In September, Wright was sentenced to 24 months in prison and in In November, Leath was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department participated in this investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Nevada prosecuted this case.

HSI is a directorate of 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.