Incarcerated Rochester Area Drug Trafficker Draws Longer Sentence
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester area drug trafficker’s prison sentence has been extended by nearly 30 years.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced 37-year-old Marco Avila has been sentenced to an additional 29 years in prison for orchestrating a methamphetamine trafficking operation from prison. From December of 2019 through at least February of 2020, Avila recruited at least one co-conspirator to buy large amounts of meth from a supplier in Mexico and distribute it throughout southern Minnesota, according to a statement from Luger.
Law enforcement reported finding 30 one-pound bags of meth in a Woodbury garage after executing a search warrant in February of 2020. Avila pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in March of this year.
Court documents indicate Avila was initially convicted of drug trafficking in the Rochester area in early 2017. He was busted for continuing trafficking efforts while awaiting sentencing later that year. Avila was sentenced to 26 years in prison in May of 2018.
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