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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

Friday, May 31, 2013

Last Defendant Sentenced For Transporting 5,615.5 Pounds Of Marijuana From Edinburg, Texas To Louisville, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The last defendant charged in a conspiracy to sell marijuana transported from Edinburg, Texas to Jefferson County, Kentucky was sentenced in United States District Court this week by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to 70 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Luis Salcido-Guzman, was among nine defendants indicted by a federal grand jury meeting in Louisville, on January 19, 2011. Five of the defendants received prison sentences for their role in the conspiracy. Two pleaded guilty to the charges, three were convicted by a federal jury in United States District Court and charges against four defendants were dismissed.

According to information presented in court, around December 15, 2010, the defendants conspired with one another to deliver, by tractor trailer, 5,615.5 pounds of marijuana from Edinburg, Texas, to a warehouse at 1214 Outer Loop, located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Defendant Heraclio Ramos-Gonzalez pleaded guilty and was sentenced on February 2, 2013, to 65 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Heriberto Salcedo-Diaz was convicted at trial of counts one and two and was sentenced on January 23, 2013, to 151 months in prison. Defendant Juan Landeros-Sandoval was convicted at trial on counts one and three and was sentenced on January 23, 2013 to 240 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release. Alfredo Carrillo-Alvardo, a/k/a Alfredo Carrillo-Alvarado was convicted at trial on counts one and three and was sentenced on January 23, 2013 to 121 months in prison and was the only United States citizen.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert B. Bonar and was investigated by Louisville Metro Police Department.

Updated December 15, 2014