Men Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution

Two men have been found guilty and sentenced for cocaine distribution through East Texas.

Dominican Republic national Serafin Areche, 44, faces 30 years in federal prison and a $2 million fine.

Hugo Quevedo, 41, faces 14 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Areche was involved in distributing almost one-eighth of a ton of cocaine from South America in a 3-month period. They say Areche had received more than $1 million for drugs.

Prosecutors say Areche was arrested last November, after an investigation, which began with a traffic stop in Panola County.

Julie Tam, reporting.