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15 defendants, 118 lbs. of meth, 76.8 years of sentences

By Staff Report

This article was published November 29, 2012 at 5:28 p.m.

— Fifteen Springdale defendants in a drug smuggling case received a combined sentence of 76.8 years, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge.

The investigation was dubbed La Pantera Negra. Investigators seized more than 118 pounds of methamphetamine during the investigation, along with vehicles, weapons and more than $82,000 in cash. The investigation included several undercover drug buys and covered areas including Northwest Arkansas and Dallas.

Eldridge announced the following sentences:

  • Wilber Alvarenga, age 31 - (48) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Gregorio Carranza, age 28 - (48) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Rodolfo Carrillo, age 41 - no prison term with one year of supervised release
  • Porfirio Castro-Ruiz, age 47 - (27) months in prison with one year of supervised release
  • Eberardo Coria-Hernandez, age 20 - (121) months in prison with four years of supervised release
  • Donna Daosavanh, age 24 - (37) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Omar Frias, age 30 - (42) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Dianna Gandert, age 28 - (48) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Jose Herrera, age 26 - (60) months in prison with four years of supervised release
  • Marlene Martinez, age 27 - (62) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Jose Mejia-Machado, age 44 - (84) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Tamera Rivera, age 31 - (30) months in prison with three years of supervised release
  • Jeffery Ruano, age 26 - (12) months plus one day in prison with no supervised release
  • Ana Vaca-Gomez, age 34 - (87) months in prison with four years of supervised release
  • Celen Zendejas, age 27 - (216) months in prison with three years of supervised release

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DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN says... November 29, 2012 at 6:25 p.m.

And the taxpayers get to pay for all these people to live in comfort. All hispanics? All illegals? I love having unrestricted illegal immigration.

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4carl2c says... November 29, 2012 at 6:44 p.m.

Hmmmm....A couple of those names sound Hispanic. I wonder if they are legal.

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LevyRat says... November 29, 2012 at 7:15 p.m.

All of these persons were in the US on the "Dream Program". Dreaming of large dollars from selling illegal drugs. ............. LMAO

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NoUserName says... November 29, 2012 at 7:16 p.m.

Are you f'n serious you two? Buncha bozos who think that every problem in the US is caused by illegals.

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Packman says... November 29, 2012 at 10:02 p.m.

Obviously, the rednecks have translated their recipes for meth into Spanish...... Wonder how many of these oppressed people voted for BH Obama. My guess is all of them.

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JessePinkman says... November 29, 2012 at 10:23 p.m.

Holy Frijole Muchachos!

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realdeal says... November 30, 2012 at 12:27 a.m.

Now name all the buyers and users. Will be all white caucasin names. The ones that usually got off....

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LondonHawg says... November 30, 2012 at 9:14 a.m.

This is the war we need to be fighting , on our southern border, when will our goverment wake up and protect this country and pull our troops our of that worthless god-forsaken land we call the middle east. Deploy our troops to our southern and other borders.

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NONSHEEPLE says... November 30, 2012 at 9:25 a.m.

If ANY of those named above are from another country they should be deported NOW!! This is another prime example of wasting MY tax dollars..

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