DENVER — The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Tanya Bui, 24, of Littleton has been sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison. She pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, as well as possession of a firearm as part of a drug trafficking offence.
According to the facts contained in the plea agreement, on January 27, 2021, investigators searched the defendant’s Littleton residence as part of an investigation into a homicide that occurred in Denver in August 2020. The defendant’s room was located in the basement of the residence and was sought. In the drawer of the bedside table next to her bed was a clear plastic bag containing 692 fentanyl tablets. Above the defendant’s chest of drawers was a loaded magazine. In the defendant’s closet were pots of marijuana, a loaded gun, a scale with apparent drug residue, plastic bags, a large garbage bag containing marijuana, two boxes of ammunition and 6,825 $ in cash. Additionally, a search warrant was obtained for her social media accounts, which showed that she was using her younger brother to help her distribute marijuana, fentanyl and firearms to various clients, including including minors.
Chief Justice Philip A. Brimmer sentenced Bui to 130 months in prison on July 15, 2022.
“The outrageous actions of this defendant, including trafficking drugs to minors, deserve a lengthy prison sentence,” U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan said. “We appreciate the diligent work of our partners at the ATF and the Denver Police Department.”
“Guns and fentanyl are the tools of violent crime. This investigation was not possible without our local law enforcement partners, and we are grateful to prosecutors for securing a lengthy sentence,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge David S. booth.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Denver Police Department Homicide Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Celeste Rangel.
FILE NUMBER: 21-cr-00012