Alleged gang member pleads guilty to drug trafficking - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/15/09

Alleged gang member pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The wife of an alleged gang leader pleads guilty to drug trafficking. The trial for 28-year-old Marie Chavez was supposed to start Monday, but she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. 

Chavez, her husband and 14 others are believed to be members of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Gang. Court documents state that the gang helped move hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Mexico to be sold in Midland and Lubbock.

The documents also say this gang was involved in a drive by shooting in Big Spring. Six people were hit, three died, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

Chavez is the 10th person to plead guilty in the case. She faces up to life in prison.

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