Guilty Verdict: Men Caught with 1,000 Kilos of Marijuana

Posted on: 5:40 pm, September 28, 2012, by

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(Memphis) Two men could face life in prison after being found guilty on drug charges.

A jury convicted 49-year-old Daniel Gallegos and 50-year-old Carmelo Estrada after a four-day trial.

The men were charged with possession and the intent to distribute more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana.

They will be sentenced on January 4th.

Each men face a minimum of ten years in prison and a maximum of life behind bars.

These arrests were part of a much larger wiretap investigation into a drug transportation ring.

26 people have been arrested in the investigation and 800 pounds of marijuana has been seized.