Six Defendants Plead Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking
Six defendants have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization operating in Lubbock.
29-year-old Alejandro Garcia-Izazaga, 49-year-old Anthony Wayne Reily, 37-year-old Ivan Cruz-Martinez, and 45-year-old Zacarias Blanco-Olea pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Each faces a statutory penalty of not less than 10 years and up to life in federal prison along with a $10 million fine.
54-year-old Ernesto Martinez, Jr. and 48-year-old Ann Hernandez-Salas each pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Each faces a statutory penalty of not less than five years and up to 40 years in federal prison along with a $5 million fine.
The 7th defendant, 28-year-old Amanda Nicole Marney, is scheduled to go to trial in February of next year.
Garcia-Izazaga, Reily, Cruz-Martinez, and Blacno-Olea have been in custody on related criminal complaints since their arrest in October. Martinez and Hernandez-Salas have been in custody following their arrests in November. Sentencing dates will be set at a later date.