Wisconsin drug ring leader faces 41 Eau Claire charges

Authorities in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, have taken action against a complex drug trafficking conspiracy, charging Hector Jimenez-Sosa and five others on 41 counts.

According to court documents, the man suspected of running a large narcotics business now faces a 41-count indictment.

Hector Jimenez-Sosa, 41, is one of six defendants implicated in the case. The records provided prior to his forthcoming preliminary hearing on Tuesday detail many drug purchases as well as the interception of two narcotics shipments. The indictment includes allegations of supplying fentanyl, THC, and methamphetamine, as well as two counts of running a narcotics trafficking operation, making threats, and stalking.

According to the federal complaint, Jimenez-Sosa, Terrance Krall, Elena Sosa Ochoa, Olaguer Renteria, Pedro Delaroso-Munoz, and Mario Aviles were involved in a large drug trafficking organization that relied on cocaine shipments from California.

The complaint describes ten unique transactions including fentanyl, marijuana, and methamphetamine. These transactions included video or audio recordings, but the most significant development may have occurred in October of last year.

A former partner of Jimenez-Sosa contacted the authorities, notifying them of a drug shipment at her apartment. The woman stated that Jimenez-Sosa enquired about receiving the shipment, which she believed was apparel, at her home. When she realized the nature of the chemicals, she refused to return them to him. According to the woman, Jimenez-Sosa then threatened her and her children.

During this time, an informant recorded Jimenez-Sosa talking about the event and mentioning that it cost him $5,000. He brought up the woman’s threats to hand over the drugs to authorities, but he doubted she would follow through.

On October 23, 2023, the mother contacted police, concerned that her children would come into contact with the drugs, and demanded that they be removed from her home. She arrived at the residence, accompanied by an officer, and gave over a huge iced tea tin filled with drugs.

In early December, a postal inspector alerted authorities to a suspicious package destined for Jimenez-Sosa’s home, providing investigators with a critical lead. When the K9 detected a suspect fragrance, it notified the officers, who subsequently got a warrant to check the package.

The package was professionally sealed, with each seam covered in several layers of tape. After cutting through the tape, the box’s contents was discovered to be packed with spray foam. A large amount of cocaine was hidden within the froth of a bag.

The next day, there was another interception. When the box was discovered to contain marijuana.

Jimenez-Sosa faces multiple criminal charges, each with a repeat offender enhancement. The indictment includes five Class C felonies, nine Class E felonies, one Class F felony, twelve Class H felonies, and four Class I felonies. The total probable prison term exceeds 400 years.

The remaining defendants face fewer charges. Krall is accused of making or distributing amphetamines and escaping bail. Aviles is charged with various drug charges.

Renteria is charged with providing THC, and Delarosa-Munoz with delivering fentanyl.

Elena Sosa Ochoa, Jimenez-Sosa’s mother, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and making threats to damage or falsely accuse someone.

By Caleb Anderson

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