Fresno Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

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FRESNO, Calif. — Leslie Hood, 59, of Fresno, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd to 12 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, in June 2016, Hood brought several packages to a FedEx location in Fresno for shipment to North Carolina. Inside of each package was a children’s toy that had a bag of methamphetamine concealed inside it. The total weight of actual methamphetamine seized from all packages was in excess of 200 grams.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Tierney and Jessica Massey prosecuted the case.

Hood has been in custody since his arrest in 2017. Co-defendant Richard Ormond was sentenced in April 2018 to 10 years in prison. Co-defendant Sharron Aycock was sentenced in March 2018 to three years in prison.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

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