An admitted drug dealer is being sent to prison for 14 years and his accomplice for five years after two drug deals with an undercover police officer. Rogelio Corral, 33, of Fremont and Jose Effrain-Gonzalez, 35, of Redwood City entered a plea agreement with the government following a six-month sting operation by the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force in conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
According to the plea agreements, Corral admitted he supplied two pounds of methamphetamine for a drug deal in Redwood City on July 16, 2012 and Efrain-Gonzalez admitted that he participated in that deal. On May 16, 2013, Corral received the 14-year prison sentence and Efrain-Gonzalez was handed the five-year sentence.
"This is an example of what Department of Justice(DOJ) narcotics task forces do, they target drug dealers in regions throughout California and work with local officers and federal agents. Locking up someone who has two pounds of meth to sell helps to keep all of us safer, " said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). CSLEA represents DOJ special agents, including those assigned to regional task forces.
The prison sentences also include a five year period of supervised release. Corral and Effrain-Gonzalez were immediately remanded to the Bureau of Prisons to start serving their sentences.