Phoenix Man Sentenced for Mailing Meth and Money Laundering
BENTON, Ill. – Jose Angulo, 51, of Phoenix, was sentenced on March 24, 2022, to 30 years for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, money laundering, and distribution of methamphetamine.
Evidence demonstrated that between 2018 through November of 2019, Angulo was responsible for shipping more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine to the Southern District of Illinois, and laundered drug proceeds to conceal his drug distribution operation. During the investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service intercepted three packages of methamphetamine that Angulo had mailed to addresses in East St. Louis and Swansea, Ill., totaling nine pounds of methamphetamine.
Angulo had previously been convicted in Arizona for participating in a drug trafficking organization and engaging in money laundering.
The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.