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Waco: Member Of Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced To Prison

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (March 7, 2013)--A South Texas man was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison after he earlier pleaded guilty to participating with several others to traffic cocaine through Central Texas.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced Oliver Calderon to serve 135 months in prison, to be followed by three years on supervised release, ordered him to pay a $2,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.

Calderon joined eight others who were sentenced last February in the same court after they all were found guilty of participating in a cocaine distribution scheme.

Fredi Rodriguez was sentenced to serve 120 months in federal prison to be followed by five years on supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and $200 in special assessment to the court.

Rudy Chapa was sentenced to serve 48 months in federal prison to be followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.

Juan Carlos Reveles was sentenced to serve 51 months in federal prison to be followed by five years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and $200 in special assessment to the court.

Samuel Panatex Almanza was sentenced to serve 72 months in federal prison to be followed by five years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.

Frank Villalobos was sentenced to serve 70 months in federal prison to be followed by five years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.

Victor Delossantos was sentenced to serve 46 months in federal prison to be followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.

Rocio Reveles was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in federal prison to be followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.

Christie Murray was sentenced to serve 84 months in federal prison to be followed by five years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and $200 in special assessment to the court.

Prosecutors say the group, beginning in January 2003, conspired to buy, transport and distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine at different locations in Central Texas.

The ringleader, identified as Rodriguez, would acquire the drugs and distribute them to other members for sale on the street.

Court documents presented at Calderon's plea hearing showed he lived in a house that Rodriguez owned.


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