Odessa lawyer headed to jail after dealing drugs and having child pornography

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

An Odessa lawyer is heading to prison after pleading to dealing drugs and having child pornography.

The only thing he still doesn't know is how long he'll be there.

31-year old Ralph Anthony Torres, Junior made that plea Wednesday in Federal court.

According to court records, Torres was stopped and searched by Ector County Investigators back in March, and they found cocaine in his car.

After a search of his home, authorities found more than 100 grams of cocaine, and a similar amount of marijuana.

Investigators say they also found thousands of child pornography images on Torres' computer.

He could be sentenced to as many as 50 years in prison.

Torres will be sentenced early next year.