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Alpine/Sanderson Round-Up Sentencings

Staff Report
NewsWest 9
 
NewsWest 9 has received the following press release concerning the round-up in Alpine/Sanderson Texas in January of 2012.
 
Good afternoon everyone:
 
Chief U.S. District Judge of the Western District of Texas, Fred Biery sentenced 17 of the 22 defendants in the case stemming from the round-up in Alpine/Sanderson Texas of January 31, 2012. Below are the sentences that the Defendants received (and what they had pled to in the indictment)
 
The following Defendants pled to a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine within a 1,000 feet of a protected area (i.e. a school)
 
John Michael Guadarrama- 235 months confinement, followed by 16 years of supervised release, a forfeiture of $35,000, and a special assessment of $200.  (This Defendant also pled to a felon in possession of a firearm).
 
Rene Ortega – 70 months confinement, 8 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
James Horatio Torres – 63 months, 8 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
Justin Gilbert Villanueva – 60 months, 8 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
The following two Defendants pled guilty to maintaining a drug involved premise:
 
John Charles Staessens - 37 months, 3 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
Katheryn Sue Staessens - 37 months, 3 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
The following Defendants pled guilty to distribution of cocaine near a protected area:
 
Ernesto Cedillo Vega – 12 months + 1 day, 6 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
Leo Ruben Portillo - 12 months + 1 day, 6 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
Antonio Covarrubias, Jr. – 21 months, 6 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
The following Defendants pled to distribution of cocaine:
 
Federico Hernandez-5 years probation, $100 special assessment
 
Eric Keith Payne – 5 months, 3 years supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
Manuel David Carrillo – 5 years probation, $100 special assessment
 
Ramona Alaniz Ramirez – 5 years probation, $100 special assessment
 
Robert Molinar Ramos – 15 months, 3 years supervised release, $ 100 special assessment
 
Christopher Michael Quezada - 5 years probation, $100 special assessment
 
The following Defendants pled to felony possession of cocaine:
 
Miguel Luis Llanez – 150 days, 1 year supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
The following Defendant pled to felony possession of marihuana:
 
Joel Rojo Fierro: 15 days, 1 year supervised release, $100 special assessment
 
On Wednesday May 23, 2012, David Christopher Hardin pled to two counts of possession of cocaine (misdemeanors) and was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Dwight Goains to  3 years probation and a $2,000 fine.
 
Oscar Rojo Fierro is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, July 16, 2012, in Pecos, Texas, before U.S. District Judge Robert Junell
 
Clarissa Marie Luevano, Irene Mirano Alvarado, and Irene Wright Olivas' sentencing dates are pending.
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