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Case Number: 5:20-cr-01298
Judge: Marina Garcia Marmolejo
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Webb County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Laredo, Texas
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Description: Laredo, Texas marijuana distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Roberto Villarreal, age 44, who was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.
Villarreal admitted that on March 15 he drove to a ranch near Falcon Lake intending to pick up 183 kilograms of marijuana. He initially grabbed the 18 bundles, but saw authorities and returned the drugs to the ranch and intended to get them later.
Law enforcement conducted a traffic stop, at which time Villarreal admitted his plan. He then led them to the ranch where he left the drugs. There, authorities discovered a boot print matching Villarreal’s shoes.
Villarreal has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of Border Patrol and the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Harrison prosecuted the case.
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 100 kilograms of marijuana. Penalty: 5 to 40 yrs and/or $5 million fine, $100 CVF, 4 yrs SRT
Possess with intent to distribute in excess of 100 kilograms of marijuana. Penalty: 5 to 40 years and/or $5 million fine, $100 CVF, 4 yrs SRT
Outcome: 120 mos to serve concurrent to both counts, and concurrent to 30 mos imposed in 5:20cr1737, 8 yrs srt concurrent, comply with all Applicable, Standard and Mandatory conditions of Supervision, $100 s/a per count; no restitution; no fine; Comprehensive 500 hrs drug treatment program and aftercare treatment; submit to substance abuse, testing, treatment, and abstinence condition; advise of right to appeal, attorney confer with his client, and advised he does not wish to appeal.