- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - An Oklahoma man has admitted he was acting as a drug courier when he and two others brought about 26 ½ pounds of crystal meth to Mississippi.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1WNzQQG) 27-year-old Refugio Garcia De Lira, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to interstate travel in aid of drug racketeering enterprises Thursday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Judge Sul Ozerden set a sentencing date for Aug. 29.

De Lira and the others were arrested Feb. 27 as a Mississippi state trooper assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force followed up on tips that a Mexican meth broker had struck a deal with two Tulsa brothers to bring 24 pounds of meth to Gulfport.

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

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