U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Kentucky
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November 20, 2015

Three Louisville Men Charged with Possession of a Large Heroin Quantity

LOUISVILLE, KY—Three Louisville men were charged this week by grand jury indictment with aiding and abetting and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Oscar Portillo, age 39, Pedro Abarca, age 23, and Jose Luis Madrigal II, age 24, residing on Bishop Lane, in Louisville, are in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

They were arrested and charge separately by criminal complaint on October 30, 2015. According to the complaint, on October 30, 2015, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the defendants knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Further, on October 30, 2015, federal officers and others executed a state search warrant at 3921 Bishop Lane in Louisville. During the execution of the warrant, officers seized a large quantity of heroin, packaged for distribution, as well as more than $100,000 in United States currency, an assault rifle, and a loaded handgun. The three defendants lived at the residence, giving them direct access to and control over the contraband.

If convicted at trial, the defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison for each charge, a possible fine of up to $10,000,000 and ordered to serve a ten year period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Louisville Metro Police.

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