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RGV brothers sentenced for meth

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

McALLEN, Texas – Two brothers residing in La Villa have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of possession with intent to distribute meth, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Roberto Serna pleaded guilty Feb. 3, while his brother Artemio entered his plea Nov. 30, 2022.

Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Randy Crane ordered Roberto to serve 120 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release.

Artemio was previously ordered to serve the same sentence.

On Sept. 26, 2022, the Sernas sold a kilogram of meth undercover authorities.  

At the time of their plea, the brothers admitted to selling the drugs on two separate occasions.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Guerra Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated April 18, 2023

Drug Trafficking