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Pasco man sentenced to 17 years of federal prison for drug charges

Pasco man sentenced to 17 years of federal prison for drug charges

PASCO, Wash. - A Pasco man is sentenced to 17 years in federal prison on drug convictions.

Jorge Ayala Magana, 39, was sentenced for possession with intent to distribute meth, heroin and cocaine, according to a release from the U. S. Department of Justice. Reports said he also violated his court supervision.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Magana to a 180 months of prison to be followed by a six-year term of court supervision after he is released.

After finding that Magana had violated court supervision stemming from a previous drug conviction, Chief Judge Rice added 60 months in prison with 24 months to be served after the initial sentence.

The Spokane Police Department found Magana to be driving with a suspended license in Spokane in December 2016.

According to reports, SPD officers and a Patrol Anti-Crime Team Officer seized methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine during the traffic stop. They also seized approximately $3,186 and a meth pipe from Magana.

Detectives later seized more drugs from his storage unit.

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