by Vincent Saglimbeni
SPOKANE, Wash. — A 41-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.
Corey Darilek pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.
According to court documents, the Spokane Police Department was investigating his drug-trafficking activities in the area, where he was later identified as a significant drug distributor.
Police found one pound of methamphetamine, along with heroin, multiple firearms and around $10,000 in cash. Darilek told authorities he had been trafficking drugs for some time, recently doing a 20-pound methamphetamine transaction in Montana. He also said he got multiple pounds of methamphetamine and several ounces of heroin per week from his supplier, which he gave to customers in the Spokane area.
After he was arrested, he was released from court to go to in-patient drug treatment based on his addiction. He stopped going to the program and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The same thing happened shortly after he was was arrested again.
“The nexus between drugs and criminal activity, including violence, is well established and has impacted our community in very unhealthy and destructive ways,” Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl said. “SPD is committed to collaborating with our regional partners in our relentless pursuit to hold accountable those who deal drugs in our community and prey on people trapped in addiction,” stated Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl.”
The SPD and the DEA investigated the case.
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