By Kati Walker
Prosecutors are still seeking Belizario Salas-Avenado, formerly of Levelland, for his involvement in a drug distribution conspiracy, stemming to 2015.
The case stems from the 12 individuals who were arrested and charged with similar federal offenses for their roles in a drug distribution conspiracy that operated in West Texas, including Hockley County.
Of those arrested, each defendant has pled guilty. Two defendants remain fugitives, including Salas.
Texas Syndicate member Christopher Lee Gonzalez, aka “Gonzo,” 43, was sentenced Thursday to 327 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in October 2016 to his role in a methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana distribution conspiracy.
The U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas announced that the sentencing was handed down by the Senior U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings.
See the weekend edition of the News-Press for the full story.
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