From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A man from Compton, California has been indicted by a federal grand jury for trafficking heroin in Jefferson County. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town with Bret Hamilton, Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent.
Alexandro Pedro Montes, 26, was charged for possessing with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. According to the U.S. Attorney, the charge carries a prison sentence of five to 40 years and a maximum fine of $5 million.
“Enforcing drug-trafficking laws and attacking the epidemic of opioid abuse in our country is a top priority of the Department of Justice and we continue working with federal, state and local law enforcement to bring the most serious available charges against drug dealers,” Town stated.
The case, which was investigated by the DEA, is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William G. Simpson.