- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Two Texas men have admitted conspiring to distribute crystal meth in Mississippi from January 2013 through mid-July.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1WUCYGt) 37-year-old Sergio Contreras, of Penitas, Texas, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

Twenty-seven-year-old Oscar Martinez, of Weslaco, Texas, pleaded guilty Feb. 23.

They each face maximum penalties of 20 years in prison, three years’ probation and a $1 million fine.

Prosecutors say the drug crimes were committed in George County.

A federal grand jury had indicted both in July, saying the amount of crystal meth, known as ice, was large enough to merit a prison term of 10 years to life.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden set Contreras’ sentencing for May 23. Martinez will be sentenced May 25.

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

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