Two Weatherford men are among a group of six men recently convicted and sentenced for their roles in the distribution of large amounts of cocaine in North Texas.
Jorge Villareal-Flores, 30, pleaded guilty to the federal charge of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison.
Miguel Angel Ayala, 39, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He received four years and three months in prison.
According to documents filed in federal court, Villareal-Flores worked as a money courier for Francisco Favela, 46, of Crowley.
Beginning around May 2013, Favela would receive by courier several kilograms of cocaine on consignment each month from various Mexican suppliers, according to court documents. Favela typically paid about $26,000 per kilogram.
He would then distribute it to others in Fort Worth, including Ayala, Favela admitted.
Ayala would call Favela and request cocaine, according to court documents, which show that Ayala pleaded guilty to receiving about 2 ounces of cocaine in Fort Worth on Feb. 7.
Favela admitted to giving Villareal-Flores about $150,000 on Feb. 15 to be delivered to his Mexican-based drug supplier. However, Villareal-Flores was reportedly arrested in Hillsboro before he could get to Mexico.
Favela also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and received an eight-year sentence. Other codefendants included Ricky Johnson, 35, Eugenio Quintero, 42, and Terrance Montgomery, 30, all of Fort Worth.