Man Sent to Prison for Role in Drug Distribution Involving Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE – A 28-year-old Pasadena man will spend a decade in jail for his role in a cocaine distribution scheme involving the Rio Grande Valley.
Victor Hugo Hernandez was sent to prison for orchestrating the delivery of drugs around the U.S., including Brownsville.
According to a press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District, he did it with the help of three associates.
Federal prosecutors allege Hernandez negotiated three transactions totaling to 74 kilograms of cocaine. They said transportation was aimed towards Missouri and North Carolina.
Court documents show Hernandez and associates used a Brownsville fast-food restaurant to discuss transport. One of the co-conspirators delivered the drugs in the parking lot.
Later, a home improvement store office and an Olmito convenience store were also used to drop off cocaine.
Hernandez was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He will also serve five years of supervised release.
Three other suspects involved in the scheme received at least four-year sentences for their roles.