April 10, 2019
Contact: Sammy Parks
Phone Number: (713) 693-3329
Former couple sentenced in crystal meth conspiracy
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Corpus Christi residents have been ordered to federal prison following their conviction for conspiracy to sell crystal methamphetamine and using firearms to facilitate that crime, announced DEA Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Will. R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Ray Green, 30, and his girlfriend at the time, Julie De Los Rios, 28, pleaded guilty Jan. 31, 2019.
Today, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Janis Graham Jack sentenced Green to 210 months, while De Los Rios received a 35-month-term of imprisonment. At the hearing, it was noted that the two had been found to be distributing methamphetamine on at least two occasions while they were in possession of firearms. Both were further ordered to serve respective terms of five years of supervised release.
Law enforcement began investigating Green and De Los Rios in August 2018. At that time, local authorities reported the two had been arrested during a traffic stop and were in possession of a sizable amount of crystal methamphetamine, firearms and other evidence indicating they were selling narcotics.
On Nov. 20, 2018, Green and De Los Rios were in a vehicle distributing narcotics when authorities arrested them. A search of their vehicle revealed Green and De Los Rios were in possession of approximately 275 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a stolen handgun which they carried in order to protect themselves while they were trafficking narcotics.
Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Live Oak County Sherriff’s Office and Jim Wells County Constable’s Office conducted the joint investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Paxton prosecuted the case.
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