Co-conspirator Sentenced to Over 14 Years in Prison
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Joe Mark Felix, 56, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced on January 4, 2012, to 36 months in prison by Senior United States District Judge Lyle E. Strom, in Omaha, for his involvement in marijuana trafficking occurring from Omaha to Arizona. In addition to his prison term, Felix will serve 4 years of supervised release following his release from prison. He also agreed to waive any interest he had in over $365,000.00 that was seized by law enforcement during this investigation.
Felix was one of eleven people indicted with Shannon Williams in December 2009. Felix was one of the drivers for the Williams’ organization. He would drive loads of marijuana from Arizona to Denver and loads of money from Denver to Arizona. There were other drivers that would drive the Denver/Omaha-Omaha/Denver routes. Felix also titled some of the vehicles that were used to transport in his name. This case was the culmination of a 15 month investigation that involved the I.R.S., F.B.I., Omaha Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, D.E.A. and several law enforcement agencies in Arizona.
U.S. Attorney Gilg stated “ This case involved a dedicated commitment from numerous federal and local law enforcement agencies. It is a great example of how a dangerous drug conspiracy can be investigated and successfully prosecuted.”