ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Jose Alberto Sandoval Moya, of Douglas, was sentenced to serve 20 years in Federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine weighing more than 50 grams.
The sentence was handed down by Senior United States District Judge W. Louis Sands, Sr. Thursday in Albany Federal Court.
Moya was convicted in April a five-day jury trial. He conspired together with Raymond Riviera Cortez, also of Douglas, and Corrinne Gillis, of Fitzgerald, to possess with the intent to distribute Meth.
Moya arranged for Gillis to travel to Mexico to bring Meth to South Georgia for distribution, but Gillis was arrested at the US/Mexico Border with over 43 pounds of 100% pure Meth, the largest seizure ever made at that point of entry into this country.
"There is no way to determine how many lives would have been ruined or lost had Mr. Moya succeeded in his scheme to smuggle this record setting load of methamphetamine into this country from Mexico. He earned and richly deserves the sentence imposed upon him today," said G. F. Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
The case was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of lnvestigation, Sylvester Regional Office, the Sheriff's Offices of Ben Hill and Coffee County, and by Department of Homeland Security.
Assistant United States Attorney Leah McEwen prosecuted on behalf of the Government.
With information from the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia