October 31, 2017
Contact: Wendell Campbell
Phone Number: (713) 693-3000
Two Sentenced For Trafficking Meth
LAREDO, Texas - Two U.S. citizens have been convicted of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy, Houston Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.
Homero Figueroa-Nava, 37, who resided in Benemerito De Las Americas, Chiapas, Mexico, pleaded guilty April 17, 2017, while Jason Paul Nino, 37, of Waco, entered his plea May 22, 2017. Both men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute approximately 22 kilograms of methamphetamine.
Today, Judge Marina Marmolejo ordered Jason Paul Nino to serve a total of 300 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. Figueroa-Nava will serve a 70-month term of imprisonment and three years of supervised release.
At the time of their pleas, the court heard that a Drug Enforcement (DEA) undercover agent had received approximately 22 kilograms of methamphetamine in Laredo with instructions to take it to Dallas. He was to contact Figueroa-Nava once he arrived at the location. Figueroa-Nava admitted he received the methamphetamine in Dallas and agreed to deliver it to Nino.
Nino admitted he had received the methamphetamine and that it was payment for a previous debt.
Both men have been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The DEA conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Wells Jr. is prosecuting the case.