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Man sentenced for hauling more than 5,000 pounds of pot

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LOUISVILLE, KY (KFVS) -

A man charged in a conspiracy to sell marijuana transported from Edinburg, Texas to Jefferson County, Kentucky was sentenced in United States District Court this week to 70 months in prison. 

According to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Luis Salcido-Guzman, was among 9 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury meeting in Louisville, on January 19, 2011.

The Department of Justice says five of the defendants received prison sentences for their role in the conspiracy. Two pleaded guilty to the charges, three were convicted by a federal jury in United States District Court and charges against four defendants were dismissed.

Court papers show around December 15, 2010, the defendants conspired with one another to deliver, by tractor trailer, 5,615.5 pounds of marijuana from Edinburg, Texas, to a warehouse at 1214 Outer Loop, located in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to Hale and the Department of Justice:

Defendant Heraclio Ramos-Gonzalez pleaded guilty and was sentenced on February 2, 2013, to 65 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Heriberto Salcedo-Diaz was convicted at trial of counts one and two and was sentenced on January 23, 2013, to 151 months in prison.

Defendant Juan Landeros-Sandoval was convicted at trial on counts one and three and was sentenced on January 23, 2013 to 240 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.

Alfredo Carrillo-Alvardo, a/k/a Alfredo Carrillo-Alvarado was convicted at trial on counts one and three and was sentenced on January 23, 2013 to 121 months in prison. He was the only United States citizen.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert B. Bonar and was investigated by Louisville Metro Police Department.

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