March 17, 2015

Pecos Father and Daughter Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

In Pecos today, a federal judge sentenced 56-year-old Jose Luis Corrales to 365 months and 28-year-old Angelica Corrales to 210 months in federal prison, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Waldemar Rodriguez and Pecos Chief of Police Clay D. McKinney.

Both defendants are from Pecos. In addition to the prison terms, visiting U.S. District Chief Judge of the Southern District of Mississippi Louis Guirola, Jr., ordered the defendants to serve a five-year term of supervised release upon completion of their prison terms.

According to court records, Jose Luis Corrales and Angelica Corrales pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, admitting that from October, 2013, continuing until August, 2014, the two distributed over 3000 grams of methamphetamine. Court records further reveal that Angelica Corrales admitted she sold at a minimum three grams of methamphetamine, supplied by her father, three times a day for a year.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations—Alpine and the Pecos Police Department with assistance from the United States Border Patrol, Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney James J. Miller, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.