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Illegal Alien Sentenced for Role in Massive Texas Meth Deal

Illegal Alien Sentenced for Role in Massive Texas Meth Deal

An illegal alien, 30-year-old Jorge Alejandro Galvan-Ibarra, will serve 50 months in prison for possessing more than a kilogram of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. 

28-year-old Francisco Calderon — a naturalized citizen from Mexico living in the Texas border city of McAllen — was also sentenced in connection to the meth bust. According to the FBI, Calderon was sentenced to 145 months in prison. 

Both men were arrested on June 3, and plead guilty in July. 

The duo was arrested while they attempted to distribute meth. Calderon “brokered” the drug deal and Galvan-Ibarra was set to transport the drugs to the client. 

At a hearing on November 21, Judge Alvarez reportedly claimed that the two men distributed meth for financial gain only — they had “total disregard for the harm caused to others by their actions,” the FBI reported. Calderon additionally admitted that he had been heavily involved in two substantial meth deals. In both cases, Galvan-Ibarra delivered the drugs. 

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