Eureka Resident Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Dealing Drugs While Possessing Firearms

Judson StiglichPress release from the US Department of Justice:

Judson Allen Stiglich was sentenced in federal court [Friday] to 120 months in prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute the drug and possession of a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Susan Illston, U.S. District Judge.

Stiglich, 36, of Eureka, pleaded guilty to the charges on June 22, 2018.  According to his plea agreement, Stiglich admitted that on December 7, 2017, he possessed nearly a half-pound of methamphetamine and a loaded gun.  On that day, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at his home and found over 200 grams of 100% pure ice methamphetamine; Stiglich acknowledged that he intended to sell the drugs. During the search of his residence, law enforcement officers also found $2409 in cash and drug distribution paraphernalia, including a digital scale with methamphetamine residue.  Stiglich acknowledged he knowingly possessed all the items and further admitted that in the weeks leading up to December 7, 2017, he sent text messages from his phone both to set up drug transactions and to discuss his debt to a drug supplier.

Further, according to his plea agreement, Stiglich admitted he possessed a .357 revolver loaded with four rounds of ammunition to further his drug dealing. Stiglich admitted that among the reasons he possessed the weapon were to protect himself, his drugs, and his money.

On March 1, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Stiglich charging him with one count each of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B); possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); and being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g).  Stiglich pleaded guilty to the first two charges.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Illston ordered Stiglich to serve a 4-year term of supervised release.  Stiglich has been in custody since his arrest on December 7, 2017, and will begin serving his sentence immediately.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ravi T. Narayan is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Kimberly Richardson.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

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27 comments

  • What a waist of a life, I’m sure he wishes he just got a crappy job and lived a simple life instead of 5-10 years of never touching a woman or eating good food. But dealing drugs is making money off people’s mental illness and addiction so the time suits the crime for sure!

  • Disclaimer; I despise meth and would give him 30 years. That said, how is this a Federal case? This man’s attorney is an idiot, and despite Federal conviction rates, he/she was a fool to plea-out his/her client unless this guy made some really dumb statements at the time of his arrest. There’s only one word you say to an arresting officer, and the word is spelled L-A-W-Y-E-R.

    • no comment works just as well if one can not keep to just one word.

      • If you’re disconnected from the @System@, and/or can see thru the corporate veil, one question might be; What’s the one thing you have in your possession that makes you believe you have control over me?

        They aren’t in the republic. If they expect me to follow their rules they will also have to step up to the republic.

        • iha e always enjoyed the look on their faces when i inform them they arent allowed to act for my safety and no they can not search me my car ormy belongings unless they state to me excatly what they are looking for any what evidance they have at this time to suggest that i might jave those items included with my belongings. typicial responce is oh you are one of those. and when questioned as to what one of those is excatly they always deflect.

          • As we know, there’s good and bad in every profession. Years ago i was motioned roadside just after the southbound entrance to 101, by Humboldt State University officers. My plates read SUI JURIS (in my own jurisdiction). They were both very nice. The male officer kept walking around my truck and scratching his head. He asked me if there are more like me in SoHum? I told him, I’m working on it.

            The female officer got in my truck with me and was open to being educated by one of We, the People.

            I wasn’t cited and continued homeward bound.

          • I love to watch SovereignCitzen videos….

            The breaking of the glass, the sound of the cuffs clicking, and the crying about Black’s Law Dictionary is second to nothing on the web.

            Can’t wait to watch yours!

    • They found him asleep in his car with the door open running engine and a gun and drugs… also previously convicted of murder with possession of drugs and guns. He was on probation. So?

  • Must have had the worlds shittyist Lawyer, in humboldt he wouldn’t have served more than a weekend.

  • Crazy. But the guys who had a pound or two of heroin walked out

  • He’ll be out in 7.

  • I wonder if his sentence will be reduced after they passed the new bipartisan legislation to reduce mandatory minimum for drug deals, anf mandatory minimums for crimes committed while armed with a firearm? After all it is endorsed by Kim Kardashian.
    Personally I don’t think drugs should be illegal. However I think when somebody commits a crime high on drugs or in the pursuit of getting more drugs, there should certainly be mandatory penalties. I also don’t understand the Paradox of reducing the minimum sentences for those that commit crimes while armed with a firearm, while at the same time trying to restrict people’s ability to purchase and own firearms when they’ve committed no crime whatsoever.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/what-the-first-step-act-would-actually-do-for-prison-reform-2018-11

  • “the reasons he possessed the weapon were to protect himself (personal property), his drugs (personal property), and his money (personal property).”
    Ok. I’m all for the laws that double the time when anyone uses a weapon to do a crime, but I fail to see how this person USED his weapon to do a crime.
    While I despise the meth and other drugs and trafficking, I fail to see how personal property is a crime.
    Was he using his weapon to force others to purchase and/or to use his wares?

    Why does the govt ran education spend more time and money campaigning against personal property instead of on the harms done if wrong decisions are made?
    Why do politicians use the same old rhetoric every campaign season?
    Who lobbied to make personal property a criminal offense?

    I’m not convinced that only one person was at fault here.

    This is one of those conundrums that jurors hate to be tackled with.
    On one hand, they’re screaming under their breath to “hang em high!”
    On the other hand, they’re screaming under their breath “What crime?”
    No victim, No crime.

    Come on education depts, put out some honest documentaries about those drugs, about self defense, and about the constitution.

    Oh, yeh, and roll back those regulations that create such poverty that the people are forced to do things they wouldn’t otherwise do, just to put a burger in their belly.

    Create a crisis, offer a solution, move forward with nefarious agenda is so old it stinks.
    Who benefits?

    Stop doing drugs you idiots!

  • Supply and demand.
    If we didnt have so many mental misfits arround here wanting the drug, the supply would fall off.

  • I find it interesting that he only had 4 rounds in his 6 shooter.

  • This guy is a dumb. He should have gone to trial. He probably would have gotten out with time served. I know a guy who got less time for murder. I’m glad he’s of the streets though.

  • Hugo Stiglich!

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