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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Greenville, Texas Man Sentenced to 130 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

DALLAS — Eduardo Borrego, a/k/a “Jesus Eduardo Borrego,” 30, of Greenville, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 130 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in March 2016 to a superseding information charging one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Two other defendants charged in the case, Borrego’s wife, Dayany Garcia, 27, and Pedro Santillano, 39, have also pleaded guilty.  Both lived in Greenville at the time of the offense.  Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine.  She faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine.  Santillano pleaded guilty to one count of possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  He faces a statutory penalty of not less than five or more than 40 years in federal prison and a $4 million fine.  Garcia is scheduled to be sentenced in September and Santillano in October.

According to documents filed in the case, from approximately May 1, 2014 through September 2015, Borrego conspired with others, including Garcia, to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine.  Agents documented over 20 separate deliveries of methamphetamine from July 2014 to September of 2015 during the investigation of this case.    On one occasion, in late July 2014, Borrego sold another individual one pound of methamphetamine for $11,000.  Garcia assisted Borrego in this transaction by driving him to where he needed to go to complete the transaction and serving as a lookout for law enforcement.  On another occasion in early September 2014, Borrego sold an individual one pound of methamphetamine, and again, Garcia drove him and acted as a lookout for law enforcement.  Borrego and Garcia shared in any profits he made from the distribution of methamphetamine.  Agents documented over 20 separate deliveries of methamphetamine from July 2014 to September of 2015 during the investigation of this case.

Borrego has also been ordered to forfeit five firearms that were seized during the investigation of this case.

Santillano has admitted that on September 10, 2015, he possessed with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Greenville Police Department, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Plano Police Department, Denton Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney George Leal is in charge of the prosecution. 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 25, 2016