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.