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24 suspected members of a drug ring in Texas facing charges

Several charges related to illegal drugs were recently filed against 24 people in South Texas due to allegations that they were part of a drug ring, an August 19 article of Bristol Herald Courier reported.

Reports revealed that 22 of the 24 individuals were already apprehended by authorities in the roundup they conducted in Crystal City and Eagle Pass. Federal authorities say that at least two of the people charged were school district employees in Eagle Pass. The suspects were transporting illegal drugs from the border to South Texas. Authorities recovered dozens of firearms, 660 lbs of marijuana, 5 lbs of cocaine, cash amounting to $110,000, 35 vehicles, and a bulletproof vest. A charge of “conspiracy to possess cocaine with an intent to distribute” were filed against the 22 persons arrested. The two others, who are still sought by the authorities, are suspected of facilitating drug trafficking by using a cellphone.

Facing drug charges is frightening, especially if you are dealing with federal authorities. Contact a criminal defense attorney at Alexander & Associates in Lewisville today by calling (972) 420-6560. We want to protect your legal rights and provide you with the defense you deserve.

Brothers Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Smuggling

Two South Texas brothers were sentenced to federal prison by a McAllen federal judge after pleading guilty to charges in a gun and drug smuggling case. Jose Luis Tovar was given a 17½ year sentence after he pleaded guilty to weapons charges. His brother, Jerry Tovar, on the other hand, received 11 years and three months for weapons charges and drug conspiracy.

Both brothers confessed their actions to DEA agents who were working undercover.

Additionally, the investigation implicated two Duval County sheriff’s deputies, and both pleaded guilty to drug charges when they admitted planning to use a police vehicle to smuggle cocaine acquired from the Tovar brothers.

Both deputies could face life imprisonment.

The consequences of a drug or weapons conviction could have devastating effects on a person’s life, so if you have been accused of either of these crimes, you should not leave your defense to chance. Contact a Lewisville criminal lawyer today at Alexander & Associates by calling (972) 420-6560 for the experienced defense you need.