Drug cartel members get a decade in federal prison for trafficking fentanyl in Eastern Washington

Two men convicted of trafficking hundreds of thousands of fentanyl pills to Eastern Washington were sentenced Thursday to eight and 10 years in federal prison respectively.

Josue Medina-Perez, 24, and Francisco Delgado, 35, both from Phoenix, admitted to being members of a drug trafficking organization tied directly to Sinaloa, Mexico, that operated in Phoenix and supplied Eastern Washington, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Washington.

Law enforcement identified Medina-Perez and Delgado’s operation as one of the first major sources of fentanyl-laced pills in Eastern Washington, the release said.

The two were responsible for distributing about 5,000-10,000 pills per week beginning in

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