A Bay Area cocaine trafficker and member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang received a 28-year prison sentence in federal court on Wendesday.
Bismark Martin Ocampo, 40, of San Francisco, worked for the Nuestra Familia (NF) Hispanic prison gang, which exerts control over street-level Norteño traffickers.
Ocampo worked for the Nuestra Familia gang from the summer of 2006 until June 2007, according to court records. This investigation revealed that NF members and associates were responsible for distributing large amounts of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and Ecstasy throughout the Eastern and Northern Districts of California with supply lines from Mexico and distribution channels throughout the U.S.
At sentencing, United States District Judge William B. Shubb took into account Ocampo's serious criminal history that includes multiple violent felony convictions and said that the sentence reflected the need to protect the public from future crimes by him.
This case was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program that works to dismantle major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.
Local agencies involved in the investigation included the Stockton Police Department, Salinas Police Department, Watsonville Police Department, and Monterey County Sheriff's Department. Additional agencies include the FBI's Stockton Violent Crime Task Force, San Joaquin County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force, the, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.