Two members of crack cocaine distribution ring sent to prison
McAllen, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Two men have been sentenced to prison following their convictions for crack cocaine trafficking.
A U.S. District Judge sentenced Alfredo Barrinetos, 30, of Rio Grande City to seven years and Mexican citizen Esteban Trevino, 39, to two and half years to federal prison their involvement in crack cocaine distribution ring.
The DEA and the Rio Grande City Police Department launched an investigation back on August 2011 which included 20 drug transactions involving undercover agents and informants which resulted in the seizure of 396 pounds of of crack cocaine.
The investigation revealed the crack cocaine distribution network relied upon the use of at least four residential homes in Rio Grande City where drug buyers could purchase crack cocaine around the clock.