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Woodburn Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison for Drug, Firearms, Food Stamp Fraud, and Illegal Re-Entry Crimes

U.S. Attorney’s Office July 08, 2013
  • District of Oregon (503) 727-1000

PORTLAND, OR—U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman today sentenced Albino Miranda Camarillo, 44, of Woodburn, Oregon, to 108 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, felon in possession of firearms, food stamp fraud, and illegal reentry by a deported alien.

Portland FBI, ICE, and ATF agents, in conjunction with the South Metro Gang Task Force (consisting of Hillsboro Police, Woodburn Police, Canby Police, Oregon City Police, and Department of Agriculture special agents), began investigating the drug trafficking activities of a person referred to as “JoJo.” Agents learned that Albino Miranda Camarillo was a Mexican citizen who had prior criminal convictions in 1990 and 1994 in Madera County, California, for transporting narcotics for sale and that he had been deported after serving prison sentences.

An undercover investigation, which included drug purchases from Camarillo, identified a storage locker, several vehicles, and a home in Woodburn involved in the operation. A financial investigation revealed that Camarillo was collecting food stamp benefits while claiming to be unemployed and the head of a family of five.

A Canby detective sought seizure warrants to seize cash deposited in bank accounts by defendant totaling $28,504.22, which was later forfeited as unlawfully obtained food stamp benefits, since defendant Camarillo failed to declare his drug trafficking income on his state of Oregon benefit claims. Upon his arrest, the defendant’s premises and vehicles were searched and his bank accounts seized. On November 15, 2012, Camarillo pled guilty to four federal crimes and agreed to a sentence of 108 months in federal prison. At the time of his release, he will be deported to Mexico. Should Camarillo illegally return to the United States after serving his federal prison sentence, he will be subject to additional prosecution for immigration offenses.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Haub prosecuted the case.