New Information On Vernon Drug Conspiracy

A federal judge has sentenced seven Vernon residents in a methamphetamine and cocaine distribution conspiracy. We first told you about this bust back in August. Multiple agencies worked together to bring down this drug ring, including the FBI and Wichita Falls and Vernon police departments. US District Judge Reed O'Connor sentenced 24-year-old Guillermo Lorenzo Urista to 22 years behind bars. 22-year-old Beatriz Urista was sentenced to nearly four years. 22-year-old Abraham Socorro Garcia received six and a half years, and 27-year-old John Thomas Coston received ten years. 34-year-old Armando Rodriguez Jr. is sentenced to three years. 25-year-old Mario Escobar Jr. received ten years.. And 33-year-old Nicolas Gilbert Leija will serve five years in federal prison, all without parole.