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Texas Mexican Mafia member setenced for his role in major drug conspiracy in Laredo Federal Court

July 25, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas Mexican Mafia member setenced for his role in major drug conspiracy in Laredo Federal Court

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Last week, a federal judge in South Texas sentenced a member of the Texas Mexican Mafia to 14-years in prison for his role in a major poly-drug conspiracy.

Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez announced the sentencing of Mario Alberto Rodriguez, a resident of Laredo, Texas.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty in June 2014 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine charges, according to a Justice Department press release.

He is the last co-conspirator to be sentenced in the case that was the result of a joint investigation involving multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana handed Rodriguez a 168-month prison term followed by five years of supervised release.

Federal Prosecutors indicated that Rodriguez and 34 other members and associates of the Texas Mexican Mafia prison gang were involved in the drug conspiracy, which included delivering shipments of narcotics from Mexico that were distributed in several Texas cities.

Juan Pablo Contreas, right, was sentenced in the conspiracy to 33 years along with family members Carlos Contreas (middle) handed 14 years and Martin Contreas (left)  who was sentenced to 7 years

Feds say the gang delivered the drug loads for 43-year-old Laredo resident Juan Pablo Contreras – who purchased the heroin from wholesale suppliers in Mexico.

Contreas’ supplied a distribution network based in Austin, Corpus Christie, and San Antonio led by family members including his cousins Carlos “Primo” Contreras and Martin Contreras, who were each sentenced to 17 years and seven years, respectively, for their roles in the conspiracy.

Last year, the judge sentenced Contreras to 32 years in prison. The remaining defendants convicted in the case received terms ranging from two years to 262 months for their roles in the conspiracy.

Rodriguez has remained in custody since his arrest on no bond.

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