An Everett resident, who was deeply involved in a conspiracy to distribute drugs from Mexico and obtain guns to take back across the border was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and four years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
During the 2012 investigation, Micalia Valenzuela, 32, was captured on court authorized wiretaps discussing drug distribution, obtaining weapons and was reported to advocate violence against targets in Mexico. Valenzuela, who split her time between Mexico and Everett during the course of the investigation, was arrested March 29, 2012. She was indicted along with 34 other members of the drug trafficking ring including her father and other relatives. At sentencing U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik recommended that Valenzuela get drug treatment while incarcerated.