Illegal Alien, Oscar Pena-Solis Sentenced on Federal Meth and Firearm Convictions
Traveled from CA to IA with 11 pounds of meth and a loaded firearm
(STL.News) A man, illegally in the United States, who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing a firearm was sentenced February 3, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.
Oscar Pena-Solis, 30, from Mexico, pleaded guilty on September 16, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
At the plea and sentencing hearings, evidence showed that on July 2, 2020, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Pena-Solis was driving, just south of Sioux City. At the time of the stop, Pena-Solis did not have a valid driver’s permit and was in the United States illegally. During an initial search of Pena-Solis, law enforcement seized a user quantity of methamphetamine plus a methamphetamine pipe in Pena-Solis’ pocket. During a search of the vehicle, law enforcement located a loaded .22 caliber revolver under the driver’s seat. Law enforcement also seized 11 pounds of methamphetamine, in one-pound packages hidden in the vehicle and in the trailer attached thereto.