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Texas man sentenced on drug distribution charges

A narcotics case that began with a tip received by the Texas Department of Public Safety reached its conclusion on Sept. 17 when a Hidalgo County man was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine. In return for the man's guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Cartel leader on trial for drug smuggling

In mid-July, the trial of a 38-year-old man was being conducted under heavy security in a Texas federal courthouse. This was because the man was considered to be the leader of the Cartel de Noreste, which smuggled drugs from Mexico into the state. Authorities believe that he has helped to send thousands of kilograms of marijuana and cocaine into the area while also laundering millions of dollars.

Gang member convicted of drug charges

A 37-year-old man was found guilty of multiple federal drug charges stemming from a traffic stop on Interstate 20 in Texas. The jury in his case found that he was attempting to traffic heroin and cocaine from El Paso to Dallas. Authorities originally stopped the man's Ford Explorer because it had an expired registration sticker. When they made contact with the man, they found that he didn't have a drivers license.

Texan drug lord sentenced to 49 years in prison

A drug lord known as La Barbie, a leader of the Beltran-Leyva Cartel, was sentenced in federal court to 49 years in prison. The 44-year-old man entered guilty pleas to several charges in January of 2016, including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to launder money.

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