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McAllen Man Sentenced for Brokering Cocaine Transactions

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 19 2016 Dec 19, 2016 December 19, 2016 9:44 PM December 19, 2016 in News

WESLACO - A McAllen man will spend time in prison after he was convicted of brokering cocaine transactions in Chicago.

Levi Galvan-Galvan pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine in September. He also admitted to being in the country illegally.

A U.S. District Judge sentenced Galvan-Galvan to 60 months in prison for both charges.

Officials said Galvan-Galvan brokered the cocaine transaction between a Mexican supplier and a distributor in Chicago. He also coordinated the delivery of cocaine on the phone from his McAllen home back in 2015.

Law enforcement seized the cocaine once it was delivered to the buyer in Chicago. The buyer, along with two others, were also arrested.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the court took into consideration his role in coordinating a drug transaction when they were deciding his fate. They also considered the fact he committed the crime after he was already convicted of possession of drugs back in 2009.

Galva-Galvan will remain in custody until he’s transferred to a prison in the near future. We’re told he’s expected to face deportation after he’s released from prison. 

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