A Utah man is headed to federal prison for dealing ecstasy pills in Nebraska.
James Sayavong has been sentenced by a federal judge to nearly 5 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (also known as “MDMA” or “ecstasy”).
According to the U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg, between February of 2007 and April of 2009, Sayavong, who lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, would mail MDMA pills to people who lived in Grand Island, Nebraska.
The people in Grand Island would then resell the MDMA pills and send payment back to Sayavong in Salt Lake City.
Sayavong was arrested by the FBI in Salt Lake City on March 2012. He pled guilty in December.
The FBI and the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force were responsible for the investigation of this case.