Hutchinson Man Gets 10 Years for Conspiring to Distribute Drugs 20 Apr 12

A 32-year-old Hutchinson man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for conspiring to distribute drugs.

Joshua Anthony Munoz was sentenced to 10 years in prison on one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine.

Munoz was indicted on September 8th, 2011, and pleaded guilty on October 19th, 2011.

In his plea agreement, Munoz admitted that between 2009 and April 29th, 2011, he conspired with others to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine as well as five to ten kilograms of marijuana. In addition, Munoz admitted that on April 29th, 2011, he was arrested and authorities found in his possession approximately 221 grams of methamphetamine.

Following sentencing, Dan Moren, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (“DEA”) Minneapolis-St. Paul District Office, said, “Mr. Munoz has an extensive criminal history spanning more than a decade, and he chose to align himself with a prominent Mexican-based drug-trafficking organization in order to elevate his stature in the criminal community.