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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 4:49pm
EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — A total of 16 El Pasoans were arrested based on a 41-count federal indictment charging violations of federal drug and gun laws.
The defendants included Gabriel Fierro, 41, Jesus Aguiniga, 29, Adrian Uriel, 36, Jerry Urbina, 43, Raul Adrian Chavira, 30, Daniel Fierro, 39, Roberto Mendez, 44, Jaime Aguilar, 30, Javier Alarcon, 46, Cesar Chavarria, 31, Marco Antonio Morales, 37; Evelyn Bencomo, 22, Angela Marie Webb, 31, Sharday Vince, age 28, Billy Jack Barrow, 31, and Caleb Jordan McCreless, 23. Two defendants are fugitives.
A federal grand jury indictment alleges that from January 2010 to April 2013, all 18 defendants conspired to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine. Gabriel Fierro, Jesus Aguiniga, Adrian Uriel, Jerry Urbina, Raul Adrian Chavira, Daniel Fierro, Cesar Chavarria, Marco Antonio Morales, Caleb Jordon McCreless, Evelyn Bencomo, and Angela Maria Webb are all charged with possession with intent to distribute and/or distribution of cocaine. Gabriel Fierro, Jesus Aguiniga, Daniel Fierro, Angela Marie Webb, Evelyn Bencomo, Roberto Mendez, and Jerry Urbina are charged with Maintaining a Drug Involved Premise. Jesus Aguiniga, is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and/or Distribution of Cocaine and Maintaining a Drug Involved Premise within 1000 feet of a school. Gabriel Fierro and Javier Alarcon are also charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
Upon conviction, all defendants face a minimum mandatory of 10 years to life imprisonment on the conspiracy charge; up to 20 years imprisonment on the possession with the intent to distribute and/or distribution of cocaine; up to 20 years on maintaining a drug involved premises; up to 40 years imprisonment on possession with the intent to distribute and/or distribution of cocaine and maintaining a drug involved premises within 1000 feet of a school; and up to 10 years imprisonment on the possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.