April 14, 2017 Published in Courts & Crime, Top Stories

California Drug Dealer Sentenced To Prison For Distributing Meth

A California woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for distributing multiple pounds of methamphetamine.

Kimberly Roxann Braun, 34, of Escondido, pleaded guilty on January 13.  According to court documents, Jimmy Oliver Zeigler II, who operated in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, regularly traveled to California to obtain large quantities of methamphetamine.  Braun met with Zeigler on several occasions and arranged for him to purchase pound quantities of methamphetamine.  Braun also used the mail to ship approximately one pound of methamphetamine to one of Zeigler’s co-conspirators.

The case was investigated by the DEA and U.S. Postal Inspection Service as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, Ring of Ice.  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division; Robert B. Wemyss, Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carina A. Cuellar prosecuted the case.

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