U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings recently sentenced six people for their role in a meth distribution conspiracy across Texas.
Today, Judge Cummings sentenced 37-year-old Saul Blanco-Gallegos, of Grand Prairie, 108 months and 43-year-old Juan Rodriguez Galindo, aka “Johnny,” 43, of Amarillo, 130 months in federal prison, respectively. Both men pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy.
Last week, Judge Cummings sentenced the following defendants, who all pleaded guilty in April 2017 to their roles in the conspiracy, to the following:
- Isaias Perez-Benito, 32, of Amarillo, 210 months
- Corina Villalpando, 51, of Plainview, 188 months
- Dusty Lee Stowers, 30, of Friona, 108
- Mona Lesa Thomas, aka “Lisa,” 52, of Lubbock, 46 months
According to plea documents filed in the case, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted an investigation into a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy involving suspects in Amarillo, Plainview, Lubbock, and several other cities in the Texas Panhandle.
Through the use of various investigative techniques – including multiple undercover purchases and residential search warrants – agents were ultimately able to seize a total of approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine, nine firearms, and nearly $20,000 in cash.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Department of Public Safety, Friona Police Department, and Plainview Police Department investigated the case.