Three Found Guilty On Drug CountsIn Federal Jury Trial In Topeka
TOPEKA, KAN. – Three defendants were convicted on drug charges Thursday during a federal jury trial in Topeka, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Raymond Alcorta, 41, Downey, Calif., one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Adrienne Lopez, 27,Pico Rivera, Calif., one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Angela Marie Lopez, 35, El Monte, Calif., one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine,and one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
During trial before U.S. District Court Judge Daniel D. Crabtree, prosecutors presented evidence that Adrienne and Angela Lopez were arrested June 21, 2013, in Seward County, Kan., when they were caught hauling approximately four pounds of methamphetamine from Los Angeles to Kansas City. Subsequent investigation tied them to Alcorta, who headed the drug trafficking organization.
Sentencing is set for Feb. 9, 2014. They face a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10 million. Grissom commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi for their work on the case.