Two Texas Men Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine in Laurel County

Two Texas men have been sentenced for conspiring to distribute drugs in Laurel County. Christopher Lee Serrano, 45, of Austin, and Pedro Vasquez Cavazos, 63, of Mercedes, were sentenced on Thursday, February 14, 2019 for conspiracy to distribute nearly five kilograms of cocaine. In February 2018, the FBI seized 4.95 kilograms of cocaine, which Serrano and Cavazos transported from Austin, Texas to London, Kentucky. The cocaine was hidden inside a speaker box under the passenger seat of Serrano’s truck. They plead guilty to the charges in November 2018. Both men had prior federal felony drug trafficking convictions from the Western District of Texas. Serrano was sentenced to 262 months and Cavazos was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.

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