LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Steve Torres, 43, and Uriel Delgado, 37, both of Las Vegas, were sentenced today for selling large quantities of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada announced.
According to court documents, between April and May 2018, Torres arranged and sold a total of 657 grams (approximately 1 ½ pounds) of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer. Co-defendants Jose Rosell and Uriel Delgado assisted Torres with two of the five sales. Torres, Delgado, and Rosell, were arrested after the fifth sale. Seventy-nine grams of methamphetamine were found during a later search of Torres’s vehicle and, during the arrest process, Rosell admitted to possessing methamphetamine in his home and consented to its search. A search of Rosell’s home produced 272 grams of methamphetamine, a .380 caliber firearm, and approximately $19,600.
Torres pleaded guilty in July 2019, and was sentenced to 96 months in prison; Delgado pleaded guilty in July 2019, and was sentenced to four years in prison; and Rosell pleaded guilty in December 2018, and was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison.
This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allison Reese and Christopher Lin prosecuted the case.