El Paso Man Pleads Guilty in San Antonio to Fentanyl Trafficking Charge
SAN ANTONIO – An El Paso man pleaded guilty in a federal court in San Antonio Wednesday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.
According to court documents, Albert Medina Jr. aka “Tots,” 37, sent at least 60,000 fentanyl pills to an undercover agent in San Antonio in 2021. Federal agents seized six bundles containing a total of seven kilograms of fentanyl during the transaction between the undercover agent and Medina’s courier, co-defendant Francisco Javier Ortiz. Ortiz pleaded guilty in December 2022 and currently awaits his sentencing hearing. Medina is scheduled to be sentenced on July 26 and faces a minimum of 10 years in prison with a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel Comeaux, Houston Division made the announcement.
The DEA is investigating the case and assistant U.S. Attorney William Calve is prosecuting the case.