An Oregon man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in distributing 60lbs of methamphetamine in a drug ring that expanded three states.

Abel Lomas Murillo, 26, was also sentenced to five years' supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon said in a release.

The Weston, Oregon, native pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on April 15.

'During sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon ordered Murillo to pay $20,000 to satisfy a forfeiture money judgment,' the release states.

In November 2017, the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team (BENT) began investigating the drug ring organized by Murillo. They were joined by the Oregon State Police (OSP) and the FBI in the investigation.

The release states that Murillo sourced his drugs from his older brother, co-defendant Noel Murillo, who lived in Vacaville, California.

Noel was also charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. His next court appearance is scheduled on November 5.

As early as July 2017, Noel is said to have transported the drugs to Klamath Fall, Oregon. From there, a courier would then take the drugs to Abel.

Abel and his co-conspirators made multiple trips to Medford, Oregon, so that they could take them back to Morrow and Umatilla Counties. From there the drugs were distributed...

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