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South Texas Man Heads to Prison for Possession of Meth

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 44-year-old resident of Brownsville has been ordered to federal prison for his conviction of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Antonio Torres pleaded guilty July 13, 2016.
 
Today, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered Torres to serve 240 months in federal prison followed by a five-year-term of supervised release.
 
On or about Oct. 23, 2015, Torres attempted to enter the United States through the Gateway Port of Entry in Brownsville in a silver Nissan. During inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered 22 bundles of methamphetamine secreted in the floorboard underneath the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. The bundles of methamphetamine had a gross weight of 24 kilograms.
 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ana Cano is prosecuting the case.

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