Alleged Mexican Drug Dealer Extradited to Southern District of Illinois
ST. LOUIS, Mo., – On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Armando Medina-Hernandez was extradited from Mexico to the United States by DEA Special Agents and U.S. Marshals to face federal drug trafficking charges in the Southern District of Illinois.
According to the Superseding Indictment unsealed on November 16, 2018, Medina has been charged by a federal grand jury with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
Medina is accused of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 5 kilograms or more of a mixture or substances containing a detectable amount of cocaine to the Southern District of Illinois and elsewhere.
“This extradition is further evidence of the partnership between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials to bring narcotic traffickers to face the American justice system,” according to DEA St. Louis Division Special Agent in Charge William Callahan. SAC Callahan and United States Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft recently met with high-level Mexican Government counterparts in Chicago to discuss efforts to combat Mexican drug trafficking organizations supplying the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and Southern Illinois.
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