Big Spring Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Cocaine Charge

Staff Report
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BIG SPRING - A Big Spring Man faces 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal felony cocaine charge. He also faces a 1 million dollar fine

35-year-old Gabriel Aguilar pleaded guilty Thursday. The case dates back to December 13, 2011. That's when Big Spring Police executed a search warrant on Aguilar's home.

During the search, Aguilar told officers that there was between 15-19 ounces of cocaine in his home, along with 60, 000 in his closet. He says he had been selling cocaine for the past year to supplement his salary.

Inside Aguilar's home, officers found 2.49 pounds of cocaine in kitchen cabinets and Aguilar's bedroom closet. A part of that amount was contained in 82 pre-measured, plastic bags that each contained seven grams of cocaine. Officers also located drug paraphernalia, such as plastic bags and digital scales, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and over 78,000 dollars in cash.