DALLAS —Julio Cesar Torres, 52, of Greenville,
Texas was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 84 months in
federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2017 to one count of
conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a schedule II
controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern
District of Texas.
According to the plea agreement factual resume
filed in the case, on March 17, 2017, Torres made arrangements to sell multiple
kilograms of cocaine for $26,500 per kilogram. Torres obtained the cocaine from
codefendants Miguel Angel Almazan-Loya and Jose Juan Ortiz-Pacheco at an
apartment complex on Ferguson Road in Dallas.
Officers subsequently arrived with a search warrant and searched the apartment.
The search revealed approximately three kilograms of cocaine wrapped in plastic
wrap and black colored tape contained within a yellow bag further contained
within a cardboard box located in the residence.
The Drug Enforcement Administration
investigated the case with assistance from the Dallas County Sheriff’s
Department and the City of Lewisville Police Department. Assistant U.S.
Attorney George Leal was in charge of the prosecution.