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Aug. 10, 2010

GALENA PARK, TEXAS, MAN GUILTY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES

(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) – A 36-year-old Galena Park, Texas, man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in the Southern District of Texas, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

Indicted on May 11, 2010, Edith (Eddie) Camacho pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana on the eve of jury selection on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, before U.S. District Court Judge Hilda G. Tagle.

According to information presented in open court, Camacho entered the United States through the Gateway International Bridge port of entry in Brownsville, Texas, driving an F-150 Ford vehicle on April 21, 2010. During inspection of the vehicle by Customs and Border Protection officers, 78.76 pounds of marijuana was found inside the vehicle’s tires. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigation agents conducted further investigation which resulted in Camacho admitting to the court yesterday, his knowledge of the marijuana in the tires and his intent to distribute the controlled substance.

Camacho faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing set for Nov. 8, 2010. Camacho, who had been free on bond pending trial, was ordered into the custody the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Marposon is prosecuting the case.

 

 

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