Former Starr County justice of the peace sentenced in drug trafficking investigation

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Former Starr County Justice of the Peace Roel Valadez Jr. has been sentenced to 21 months in prison in connection to a drug trafficking investigation.

Authorities arrested Valadez in 2021. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Valadez will also be on supervised release for three years after his sentence.


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