Drug smuggler sentenced to 10 years in prison
POSTED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:05pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:05pm
McAllen, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — A Rio Grande City man was sentenced to over 10 years in prison after being convicted of possessing with intent to distribute marijuana.
Jorge Eduardo Lopez, 21, had pleaded guilty on January 1, 2013 to transporting over 650 pounds of marijuana near La Grulla.
Lopez was transporting the drug when Border Patrol agents attempted to stop him, but he ended up crashing into one agents unit and damaging the vehicle.