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Federal Judge Sentences Two Men in Cocaine Conspiracy

April 23, 2013

McALLEN, Texas - Poteet resident Jonathan Pena and Victor Reyes-Campos, of Mexico City, Mexico, have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute multi-kilogram amounts of cocaine, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Jonathan Pena, 28, and Reyes-Campos, 34, of Mexico City, Mexico, entered guilty pleas on April 2, 2012, and Sept. 17, 2012, respectively.  

Today, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane handed Pena a 121-month sentence, while Reyes was ordered to serve 210 months in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. 

From December 2008 to January of 2010, Pena and Reyes were members of a drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy which was responsible for transporting thousands of kilograms of cocaine from the Rio Grande Valley area to Georgia. During the investigation, agents were able to seize hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and millions of dollars in drug proceeds.

The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney James Sturgis prosecuted the case.

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