GREAT FALLS – Irving Uriel Galindo Santos, a 29-year-old Mexican citizen, was sentenced today to 6 months in prison followed by 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to illegal reentry on February 28, 2018. U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris handed down the sentence.
In December 2017, Galindo Santos was found in Cut Bank, Montana, by deputies with the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies then contacted the United States Border Patrol (USBP) for assistance. The USBP agents confirmed Galindo Santos’ identity, alien status, prior deportation, and prior felony conviction at the Border Patrol station after taking his fingerprints. Galindo Santos was convicted of felony unlawful delivery of methamphetamine in Oregon on February 15, 2007. He was removed from the United States on April 26, 2008.
Galindo Santos confirmed that he was born in Hidalgo, Mexico, and his parents were born in Mexico. In November 2016, he climbed over the wall at the international boundary near San Diego. He traveled to Oregon and ultimately moved to Cut Bank, Montana, in November 2017. He did not have permission to reenter the United States.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart and investigated by the Glacier County Sherriff’s Office and United States Border Patrol.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of Montana