Drug trafficker sent to prison for smuggling meth via UPS

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McALLEN, Texas – A 31-year-old San Antonio resident has been ordered to federal prison for his role in a meth conspiracy, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Jose Ramiro Acevedo Jr. pleaded guilty Dec. 3, 2020.

Today, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez ordered him to serve a 130-month sentence to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard evidence noting Acevedo’s criminal history including 2017 felony convictions for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and evading arrest with a motor vehicle.

In June 2020, authorities began an investigation into parcels containing narcotics mailed from the Texas area of the Rio Grande Valley. Law enforcement intercepted two parcels containing meth mailed utilizing UPS, both destined for San Antonio. Acevedo, in San Antonio, coordinated with drug traffickers in the Rio Grande Valley to receive the two parcels containing a total of one kilogram of meth.

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The drugs had an estimated street value of $5,500.

Acevedo will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura M. Garcia prosecuted the case.

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