by Kristen Lowe
ODESSA- Two West Texas men could each be going to jail for up to 20 years after they both plead guilty to drug trafficking.
In February, a postal inspector found Ecstasy in two packages coming from Long Beach, California. According to facts read aloud in court on Monday, one package was addressed to "The Swinney Family" in Odessa. The other was headed to an apartment in Midland.
An undercover inspector, posing as a postal worker, delivered the package to the Odessa home. Minutes later, DEA and Ector County Sheriff's Deputies had a warrant and searched the home.
Ifrica Norman admitted that Patrick Blaylark gave him $3,500 to travel to Los Angeles and get 1,500 Ecstasy pills. Norman mailed about 1,000 to Blaylark's apartment in Midland, and got to keep the other 500 for his work. He mailed them to his home in Odessa.
Blaylark pleaded guilty to drug trafficking on Monday. He had been given bond in March but was caught smoking marijuana within 24 hours of release. His bond was revoked on Monday and is in federal custody until his sentencing.
Norman pleaded guilty to the same charge back in March.
Both men face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $1 million fine.