- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Tulsa, Oklahoma, drug courier who helped deliver 26½ pounds of crystal meth in Mississippi received a five-year prison term and a $1,500 fine.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2bO7HUB) 27-year-old Refugio De Lira was sentenced on a guilty plea to interstate travel in aid of drug racketeering enterprises.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden gave him the maximum prison term Thursday for the charge. De Lira is the second man to plead guilty in the federal investigation.

Court papers say De Lira and 23-year-old Christian Garcia reached a delivery point in Gulfport on Feb. 27 while arriving in separate vehicles at different times. They were arrested after they showed up at the delivery site.

Garcia was sentenced in July to five-year prison term and a $2,500 fine.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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