Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Armando Lozano, 42, of Long Beach, California, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment on August 11, 2017, for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. After release from prison, Lozano will be placed on four years of supervised release. Lozano was also fined $200 and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment.
At his change of plea hearing on April 25, 2017, Lozano admitted that he conspired with others to mail methamphetamine from California to a residence in Fairview Heights, Illinois on several occasions. Lozano also admitted to possessing the methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Co-defendant Shannon Escobedo, a/k/a "Shannon Lozano," was also charged in the indictment. Escobedo has not appeared before the Court. If anyone has knowledge of Shannon Escobedo’s whereabouts, please contact the United States Marshals Service.
This investigation was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Southern District of Illinois