Erika Rosales San Agustin pleaded guilty today to Racketeering; 15 others are being prosecuted in connection with major drug bust; 6 have already pleaded guilty
Attorney General John Kroger today announced that a Portland woman was sentenced to 120 months in prison for her role in a major drug trafficking organization that deals heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine in Marion County and the Portland-metropolitan area.
“Combating drug trafficking organizations is a major priority for the Department of Justice,” said Attorney General Kroger. “I want to thank Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts for his team’s great work on this case.”
Erika Rosales San Agustin (DOB: 4/7/87) received a stipulated sentence of 120 months in prison today in Marion County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count of Racketeering. San Agustin is a major participant in a drug trafficking organization that the Oregon Department of Justice and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office busted in a joint six- month investigation that began in May.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office initiated the investigation of the drug trafficking organization, which sells drugs in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Marion Counties. San Agustin is among 22 defendants who have pleaded guilty or who are being prosecuted by the Department of Justice in connection with the bust.
Six people have already pleaded guilty in Marion County Circuit Court in connection with this case. They are:
- Jesus Elias Navarette Jurado (DOB: 8/20/57) pleaded guilty Wednesday to Racketeering and Unlawful Delivery of Heroin. He is scheduled to be sentenced January 27.
- Ramiro Villa-Mejia (DOB: 2/6/80) pleaded guilty to Racketeering on December 29, 2010. He was sentenced to eight months in jail and five years of probation.
- Rodolfo Pena Campos (DOB: 10/8/86) pleaded guilty to Racketeering, Unlawful Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine and 2 counts of First-Degree Child Neglect on December 28, 2010. He was sentenced to 90 months in prison.
- Victor Manuel Castillo (DOB: 8/4/68) pleaded guilty to Racketeering, 2 counts of Unlawful Delivery of Heroin and Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine on December 9, 2010. He was sentenced to 70 months in prison.
- Avisai Pena Campos (DOB: 2/23/88) pleaded guilty to Racketeering on December 1, 2010. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 36 months probation.
- Celeste Shockley (DOB: 9/1/91) pleaded guilty to Racketeering and Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine on November 17, 2010. She was sentenced to 60 months prison.
Thirteen others are awaiting trial in Marion County Circuit Court on Racketeering charges. They are:
- Francisco Javier Aguirre Ayon (DOB: 4/6/81)
- Brisa Marisol Aguirre Cordero (DOB: 11/28/74)
- Marco Angel Aguilar-Ibarria (DOB: 4/25/82)
- Horacio Sandoval Carillo (DOB: 3/20/84)
- Jesus Carillo Machain (DOB: 3/14/77)
- Ana Mayra Graciano-Arellano (DOB: 7/18/78)
- Juan Carlos Hernandez Velasquez (DOB: 7/28/77)
- Manuel May Juarez (DOB: 6/13/58)
- Margarito Rosales Martinez (DOB: 12/27/65)
- Jesus Gonzalez Nunez (DOB: 6/24/80)
- Servando Rubio Villa (DOB: 11/8/86)
- Edgar Trevizo-Hernadez (DOB: 8/17/84)
- Francisco Carrion Villegas (DOB: 9/5/86)
Two defendants also involved in this case who face charges other than Racketeering are:
- Sandra Lizbeth Villa Luna (DOB: 2/26/89) is charged with Hindering Prosecution.
- Gladys Manjarrez Quintero (DOB: 3/3/89) pleaded guilty today to two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. She was sentenced to 100 days in jail and 24 months of probation.
A criminal defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Senior Assistant Attorneys General Shannon Kmetic, Jennifer Gardiner and Matt McCauley are prosecuting each of these cases for the Oregon Department of Justice.
The Oregon Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice Division investigates and prosecutes complex drug trafficking and racketeering cases as well as violent crime, public corruption and sexual exploitation of children.
In 2009, the Department of Justice received a $1,531,744 federal grant to create a multi-agency Drug Crimes Strike Force. The new unit works with the Oregon High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area board, the Oregon Sheriffs’ Association, the Oregon Police Chiefs’ Association and the Oregon District Attorneys’ Association.
Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department’s mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.
Tony Green, (503) 378-6002 firstname.lastname@example.org