Woman sentenced to prison for drug crimes

Woman sentenced to prison for drug crimes

Jessica Burgos, 36, of Channelview has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

Burgos pleaded guilty on Dec. 13, 2017, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

According to information presented in court, from March 2015 to March 2017, Burgos was involved in a methamphetamine distribution organization which trafficked more than 30 kilograms of drugs through the Houston, Beaumont and Lufkin areas.  As members of the conspiracy began being arrested on drug related charges, other members filled leadership positions within the organization. In early 2017, Burgos took over leadership of the organization when her nephew and co-defendant, Brian Garcia, was arrested and imprisoned.  Burgos was arrested on Mar. 22, 2017 and indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 10, 2017. 

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