Defendants Sentenced In Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Case
LUBBOCK, Texas — Nine defendants convicted for their respective roles in a large cocaine distribution conspiracy that operated in Lubbock, Odessa, and Borger, Texas, have been sentenced, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
The last defendant to be sentenced in the case, Javier Lopez Lujan, 47, most recently of Odessa, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 120 months in federal prison.
Other defendants were sentenced as follows:
Manuel Carrillo Ortiz, 38, 46 months
Martin Cardona Gutierrez, 46, 168 months
Refugio Navarrete Gutierrez, 34, 70 months
Efren Fabela Lopez, 34, 6 months
Jerardo Salcedo Garcia, 27, 37 months
Ismael Velasco, 36, 48 months
Israel Velasco, 36, 70 months
During the investigation, law enforcement seized approximately 15 kilograms of cocaine, $200,000.00 in drug proceeds, and 10 firearms in Lubbock, Odessa, and Borger.
The investigation was conducted by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, Ector County Sheriff’s Office, Midland Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Cunningham prosecuted.