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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of California

For Immediate Release

August 20, 2013

Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney

Contact: Lauren Horwood
(916) 554-2706

Stockton Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Imran A. Mir, 45, of Stockton, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John A. Mendez to 11 years in prison for trafficking heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

Mir pleaded guilty on September 18, 2012, and admitted to committing these crimes while under a federal term of supervised release. In 1991 and 1992, Mir was convicted of separate federal felonies convictions for importing heroin into the United States and soliciting a crime of violence.

In sentencing, Judge Mendez said a lengthy sentence was needed to protect the public from future crimes by this defendant, provide adequate punishment for his crimes, and sanction Mir for his severe breach of the Court’s trust while subject to a term of supervised release.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jason Hitt prosecuted the case.