Three Sentenced in Lubbock Meth Ring
Two people have received lengthy prison sentences for their role in a methamphetamine trafficking ring in the Hub City.
On September 2nd, 2013, Lubbock Police officers searched a residence on 47th Street in Lubbock, and found seven pounds of methamphetamine, 13 empty one pound wrappings that appeared to have contained pound quantities of methamphetamine, drug ledgers, packing materials, scales, approximately $16,000 in cash, and two firearms.
Two people arrested in connection with the trafficking ring received hefty sentences, and another received a much lighter sentence.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office 19-year-old Michael Armenta was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison and 26-year-old Fernando Valenzuela-Ceballos received a sentence of nearly 22 years in federal prison.
Armenta’s wife, 19-year-old Kutleza Aurora Rodriguez, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.
Armenta and Valenzuela-Ceballos each pleaded guilty in November 2013 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Rodriguez pleaded guilty at the same time to one count of misprision of a felony, admitting that she allowed them to use her bag to conceal the meth.
Armenta and Valenzuela-Ceballos will each be deported after their federal prison sentences.