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Pair Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced Hugo Ogando, 37, to serve 60 months in prison and Mario De Los Santos, 39, to serve 34 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration acting special agent in charge, Michael A. Cole, Gomez also sentenced both men to serve four years of supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment.

In August, Ogando and De Los Santos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. As part of their pleas, Ogando and De Los Santos admitted that they agreed to sell 4.5 kilograms of cocaine. Members of the DEA arrested them April 22, when they attempted to complete the sale.

The case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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