- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona man already in prison for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking organization has been convicted of running drug operations while incarcerated.

Federal authorities say Luis Alfonso Felix-Hernandez now is facing at least a 20-year sentence in federal prison after being convicted last week on drug trafficking charges.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials say Felix-Hernandez somehow had access to at least one cellphone while inside the Arizona State Prison in Winslow, where he’s serving a six-year sentence.

Phoenix TV station KPNX says a confidential informant tipped off Mesa police about what Felix-Hernandez was doing from behind bars.

Mesa police told the DEA, which used wiretaps to record calls Felix-Hernandez was making and receiving.

Undercover agents reportedly purchased dozens of pounds of meth from Felix-Hernandez’s brother during a two-month period.



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