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Six sentenced in San Diego for running meth ring

October 20, 2010 |  6:12 pm

Six people were sentenced Wednesday in San Diego federal court after pleading guilty to being part of a ring to distribute methamphetamine.

Of the six ethnic Laotians, four were naturalized citizens and two were permanent residents, also known as green-card holders. Four lived in San Diego, one each in Escondido and Murrieta.

Sentenced were Chansamone Phrakousonh, 34 (135 months in prison); Vilapheth Phrakousonh, 46 (135 months in prison); Boualivanh Phrakousonh, 67 (time served, 93 days); Khampha Phrakousonh, 72 (time served, 288 days); Kinnalone Phrakousonh, 38 (46 months in prison); and Noy Bouchaleun, 30 (33 months in prison).

Agencies working on the case included the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Asian gang team of the San Diego Police Department.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego