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Texas Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

Aldrin Javier Espinoza, 23, of Pharr, Texas, pled guilty today for his part in a three-count indictment charging him with Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substance, James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced. Espinoza’s sentencing hearing has been set for June 24, 2016, and he faces penalties of no less than 10 years in federal prison, a fine of up to $10,000,000, at least 5 years supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

Evidence in support of this prosecution was obtained in an investigation which was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deirdre A. Durborow.

Updated April 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking