Gonzales County, Texas, Woman Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing, With Intent to Distribute, Crack Cocaine
LUBBOCK, Texas — Catarina Munos Robledo, 24, of Waelder, Texas, was sentenced on Friday, by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, to 46 months in federal prison, following her guilty plea in August 2013 to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine), announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to documents filed in the case, on March 20, 2013, an officer with the Early (Texas) Police Department stopped a Chrysler Town and Country vehicle, which was being driven by Robledo, for a traffic violation. After noting inconsistencies in the explanation she gave the officer about her travel, the officer asked for consent to search the vehicle, which she granted. The officer found a plastic bag containing eight “cookies” of suspected cocaine base in in the vehicle’s center console. Robledo was arrested and testing confirmed the substance was in fact, cocaine base, with a net weight of 72.25 grams.
The case was investigated by the Early Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise Williams prosecuted.
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