LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Sentences have been handed down to seven people who were charged with for their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking organization that was operating in Lubbock.
Alejandro Garcia-Izazaga received more than 30.4 years, Anthony Wayne Reiley and Ivan Cruz-Martinez received 19.6 years, Zacarias Blanco-Olea received 17.5 years, Amanda Nicole Marney received 15.6 years, Ernesto Martinez, Jr. received 9 years, and Patricia Ann Hernandez-Salas received 7.25 years.
Garcia-Izazaga, Reiley, Cruz-Martinez and Blanco-Olea have all been in custody on related criminal complaints since being arrested in October, according to a Department of Justice news release. Marney, Martinez and Hernandez-Salas have been in custody since November.
Plea documents show Garcia-Izazaga was facilitating the transportation of pounds of methamphetamine in Lubbock and other major cities around Texas. He also offered to pay Reiley, Cruz-Martinez and Blanco-Olea to transport those large quantities of meth from other parts of the state to Lubbock.
On a few occasions they were stopped by law enforcement officials for traffic violations and when the vehicles were searched the meth was found. Officials were able to find a total of 15 pounds of meth and several firearms.