U.S. Department of Justice
Press Release

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced to Ten Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl


By - Feb 25th, 2020 11:00 pm

Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today the conclusion of the prosecution of Ivan Alexis Nunez and his co-conspirators. Ivan Alexis Nunez (age: 45) of Milwaukee, WI was sentenced by the Honorable J.P. Stadtmueller to 120 months in federal prison for leading a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Nunez previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute at least 1 kilogram of heroin and at least 400 grams of fentanyl. Nunez’s co-conspirators Ananda Mujica (age: 37), and Jovonte Winston (age: 30), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, also have pleaded guilty.

Nunez and Mujica were previously convicted in 2006 of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, in the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Case Number 05-CR-295. Nunez is an illegal immigrant with citizenship in the Dominican Republic who previously was removed from the United States after serving the federal prison sentence for his 2006 conviction.

“The fentanyl, heroin, and other opioids that destroy lives are being trafficked by serious criminals like Nunez and his co-conspirators,” said United States Attorney Krueger. “Despite an earlier stint in federal prison, and despite being removed from the U.S., Nunez reentered illegally and went right back to selling dangerous drugs. Now he faces years in federal prison.”

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force, which includes task force officers from the Waukesha County Sherriff’s Department and the Milwaukee Police Department, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Adam Ptashkin. 

For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales 414-297-1700

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