News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2010
Contact: SA Will Taylor

Number: 312-886-2597

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Texas to Indiana Cocaine Conspiracy
Last of 16 Defendants to be Sentenced

NOV 18 (Indianapolis) On November 15, 2010, U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker sentenced Enrique Marquez, 28, a citizen of Mexico, to five years in prison following his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute in excess of five kilograms of a mixture or substance containing cocaine. Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, announced the sentencing in this case, which was the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Indiana State Police.

Marquez was one of 16 persons to be prosecuted in this case involving a conspiracy to distribute cocaine from the state of Texas to the Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Crawfordsville, Indiana areas, among other locations.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Barker also imposed five years supervised release following Marquez’s release from prison.

“The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Indiana State Police, and the United States Attorney’s Office effectively removed a cocaine distribution network reaching from Texas to Indiana,” stated Jack Riley, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division, which includes the state of Indiana. “Drug traffickers from abroad reach our neighborhoods with their poisons through organizations such as these, which operate for little disregard of anything other than profit.”

Marquez is the last defendant to be sentenced in this case. The sentences imposed by Judge Barker relative to the other defendants are as follows:

Pablo Mestas, 36, Mexican citizen Sentenced May 6, 2009 to 60 months prison; 3 years supervised release

Cesar Vasquez, 29, Mexican citizen Sentenced May 6, 2009 to 90 months prison; 4 years supervised release

I an Neberieza, 30, Indianapolis Sentenced June 16, 2009 to 18 months prison; 2 years supervised release

Jose Marroquin, 39, Pharr, Texas Sentenced June 16, 2009 to 24 months prison; 3 years supervised release

Mark Carr, 54, Brazil, Indiana Sentenced July 6, 2009 to 36 months prison; 4 years supervised release; $1,000 fine

Manuel Campos-Reanos, 27, Mexican citizen Sentenced July 6, 2009 to 78 months prison; 4 years supervised release

Cameron Fleming, 29, Indianapolis Sentenced August 28, 2009 to 60 months prison; 4 years supervised release; $1,000 fine

Marcial Medina, 49, Mexico citizen Sentenced October 15, 2009 to 60 months prison; 3 years supervised release

Leonardo Lares, 38, Lafayette, Indiana Sentenced November 30, 2009 to 80 months prison; 5 years supervised release; $1,000 fine

Jose Gutierrez, 32, Mexican citizen Sentenced November 30, 2009 to 132 months prison; 5 years supervised release; $1,000 fine

Fernando Ruiz, 30, Indianapolis Sentenced November 30, 2009 to 70 months prison; 5 years supervised release; $1,000 fine

Roberto Barradas, 28, Harlingen, Texas Sentenced December 11, 2009 to 144 months prison; 5 years supervised release; $1,000 fine

Orlando Coquet, 23, Plainfield, Indiana Sentenced December 15, 2009 to 16 months prison; 2 years supervised release

Waylon Hale, 30, Centerville, Ohio Sentenced February 26, 2010 to 30 months prison; 3 years supervised release; $1000 fine

Kyle Hale, 32, Dayton, Ohio Sentenced February 26, 2010 to 70 months prison; 4 years supervised release; $2,000 fine