Texas Couple Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking
Courier for Husband and Wife Made 25 Trips, Last One Alone Containing 6 Kilos of Meth
Gulfport, Miss. – Alfonso Fonty Jaimes, 37, and his wife, Maria Teresa Duarte Godinez, 29, both of Bastrop, Texas, were each sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 262 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Jaimes was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and Godinez was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. Jaimes pled guilty before Judge Guirola on August 1, 2018 and Godinez pled guilty on July 26, 2018.
On December 19, 2016, Tiffany Snodgrass was arrested following a traffic stop in Jackson County, Mississippi, in which she was found to be in possession of 6 kilograms of methamphetamine. Following her arrest, she was interviewed by the FBI Pascagoula Safe Streets Task Force. Snodgrass admitted to being a courier for a drug trafficking organization that operated out of Texas. Snodgrass admitted to making the drug shipments for a Hispanic female she knew as "Tere," (later identified as Godinez) and a Hispanic male she knew as "Tere’s husband" (later identified as Jaimes). Snodgrass admitted to having made approximately 25 total methamphetamine trafficking trips in for Godinez and Jaimes and she was paid approximately $1,500 to $3,000 in cash for each trip.
During the course of the investigation, FBI agents searched Snodgrass’s cell phone which revealed phone numbers for "Tere2" and "Tere husband." Cell phone subscriber information revealed that "Tere husband" was Jaimes. Agents were able to determine that several vehicles were co-registered to Jaimes and Godinez. Photo line-ups of Jaimes and Godinez were shown to Snodgrass and she positively identified the couple as her sources of supply for methamphetamine.
Snodgrass pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and was sentenced on June 7, 2017, to serve 270 months in federal prison.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.