SEATTLE — An Edmonds man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking.
Hugo Acosta-Loja, 34, a citizen of Ecuador, was arrested Nov. 19 outside his home in Edmonds, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in Seattle. He was convicted of possessing heroin with intent to distribute. He likely will be deported after his prison term.
Investigators found more than 30 pounds of heroin and $141,000 cash in Acosta-Loja’s car trunk during his arrest, officials said. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.