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Two Eagle Pass residents sentenced to Federal prision

Two Eagle Pass residents were sentenced to federal prison on charges of possession and distribution of cocaine in a Del Rio Federal Courtroom last week.

Erik Hernández and Ricardo Rodrigo Rodríguez had been in federal custody since April 2017 when they were detained at a business dedicated to the sale of corn on Eidson Road in the Loma Bonita sector of the community.

Both men were charged for allegedly conspiring to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

According to the information released, Erick Hernández received a sentence of 57 months in prison with time served accounted into the sentencing.

Rodriguez received a sentence of 47 months in prison with time served also being taken into account.

Both individuals were arrested in a DEA led operation in Eagle Pass, Texas on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in the Eidson Road Sector of the community at a roasted corn/ restaurant establishment”Homies Roasted Corn”.

Both individuals faced two federal alleged criminal offenses.including conspiring to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Both individuals were taken to the Val Verde GEO Correctional facility where they remained incarcerated.

Rodriguez and Hernandez were intercepted selling narcotics to an individual cooperating and participating in an investigation from December 2016 to April 2017 at the locale known as Homies Roasted Corn on Eidson road in Maverick County.

Federal documents state that the individual working/cooperating for DEA purchased up to 10 grams of cocaine from Hernandez on Rodriguez’s behalf.

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