Mexican nationals sentenced for drug trafficking in ETX - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Mexican nationals sentenced for drug trafficking in ETX

Juan Carlos Vaca (Source: U.S. Department of Justice) Juan Carlos Vaca (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)
Jose Ruben Vaca-Saucedo (Source: U.S. Department of Justice) Jose Ruben Vaca-Saucedo (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

From the U.S. Department of Justice: 

TYLER, Texas – Two Mexican nationals living in Tyler, Texas, have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jose Ruben Vaca-Saucedo, 26, pleaded guilty on Mar. 4, 2013, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. The court also ordered the defendant to submit to forfeiture of $10,000.

Vaca-Saucedo’s brother, Juan Carlos Vaca, 28, pleaded guilty on Mar. 4, 2013, to distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison today by Judge Davis. Vaca was ordered to submit to forfeiture of $2,600.

According to information presented in court, from May 2010 to January 2011, the brothers conspired to possess more than 182 grams of methamphetamine which they intended to deliver to others in the Tyler, Texas area. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Feb. 1, 2012, charging the brothers with drug trafficking violations.

This case is the result of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) joint investigation. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Man killed in Longview accident Saturday night identified

    Man killed in Longview accident Saturday night identified

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:36:24 GMT
    Longview police have identified the man who died in a crash Saturday night. According to police, Wilbert Hawkins, 58, died after being hit by a car in the 3900 block of West Loop 281. According to reports, Hawkins got out of his car after it stopped working in the inside lane of westbound West Loop 281. Several cars stopped to prevent from hitting Hawkins’ car. A 2015 Nissan Titan, driven by Julio Martinez, 38, of Longview, moved into the turning lane of westbound ...More >>
    Longview police have identified the man who died in a crash Saturday night. According to police, Wilbert Hawkins, 58, died after being hit by a car in the 3900 block of West Loop 281. According to reports, Hawkins got out of his car after it stopped working in the inside lane of westbound West Loop 281. Several cars stopped to prevent from hitting Hawkins’ car. A 2015 Nissan Titan, driven by Julio Martinez, 38, of Longview, moved into the turning lane of westbound ...More >>
  • Longview traffic advisory: Lanes closed on Loop 281

    Longview traffic advisory: Lanes closed on Loop 281

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:11:47 GMT
    The Longview Police Department has stated that both north and southbound lanes of West Loop 281 is closed. The road is closed from Cotton to Enterprise has been closed due to an accident. Drivers are urged to use alternate routes if traveling in this area.  Motorists are currently being detoured around this location.   Copyright 2018 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Longview Police Department has stated that both north and southbound lanes of West Loop 281 is closed. The road is closed from Cotton to Enterprise has been closed due to an accident. Drivers are urged to use alternate routes if traveling in this area.  Motorists are currently being detoured around this location.   Copyright 2018 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Conference brings experts, enthusiasts in all things paranormal to Tyler

    Conference brings experts, enthusiasts in all things paranormal to Tyler

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:02:17 GMT
    (Source: KLTV News Staff)(Source: KLTV News Staff)

    Ghost stories and haunted houses have long been a popular past time, but just how much truth is there to the legends? "As Shakespeare said there are more things in heaven and earth then are in your books,” says Big Foot Expert Jeff Hurley. “There are things we don't understand." At the April 21, Paranormal Conference, experts in the subject came together to further explore their theories. 

    More >>

    Ghost stories and haunted houses have long been a popular past time, but just how much truth is there to the legends? "As Shakespeare said there are more things in heaven and earth then are in your books,” says Big Foot Expert Jeff Hurley. “There are things we don't understand." At the April 21, Paranormal Conference, experts in the subject came together to further explore their theories. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly