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GUILTY PLEA – EDUARDO HUERTA

On December 15, Eduardo Huerta, 20, plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  Agents detained Huerta at a home which doubled as a methamphetamine conversion lab. At the residence, agents seized 18 large containers of liquid methamphetamine, 21,332 grams of crystal methamphetamine, and 3,013 grams of heroin.  Huerta faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kull is prosecuting this case.

GUILTY PLEA – EMMANUEL CASTRO CALZADA

On December 15, Emmanuel Castro Calzada, 29, plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. In January 2019, Calzada was in Dallas was in possession of approximately 6 kilograms of methamphetamine, 32 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of heroin.  He possessed these narcotics with the intention to distribute and sell them for a profit.  Additionally, Calzada possessed a .40 caliber handgun and $17,415 in drug proceeds.  Calzada faces up to 20 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl is prosecuting this case.

SENTENCING – MAYELI MOLINA

On December 10, Mayeli Molina, 32, was sentenced to 292 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. According to evidence presented at trial, Molina possessed methamphetamine of at least 500 grams with the intent to distribute it to others in the Northern District. She was found guilty in December 2019. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, Fort Worth Police Department, OCDETF, and HIDTA. Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy prosecuted this case.

GUILTY PLEA – VICTOR ALFONSO MAUICIO-DEL RIO

On December 8, Victor Alfonso Mauricio-Del Rio, 33, plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  Mauricio-Del Rio was intercepted by a court authorized wire and electronic wiretap where he used coded language to discuss the purchase of cocaine. Officers conducted a traffic stop of Mauricio-Del Rio’s co-conspirators and seized three and half kilograms of cocaine. Law enforcement also conducted a traffic stop of Mauricio-Del Rio vehicle and he was found to have cocaine. Mauricio-Del Rio faces up to 40 years in federal prison.  This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas DPS, and OCDETF.  Assistant U.S. Attorney George Leal is prosecuting this case.

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