McALLEN, Texas – A 28-year-old Monte Alto man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.
Jesus Manuel Castillo Jr. pleaded guilty Sept. 28, 2021.
U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez has now ordered Castillo to serve 121 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard additional evidence that Jesus Manuel was involved in transporting multiple packages of narcotics over the course of several months.
In June 2020, law enforcement identified two USPS packages that Castillo shipped with a destination for San Antonio. Each contained half a kilogram of meth.
The investigation revealed Castillo would package, sell and transport the narcotics along with his brother Agustin Castillo. In November 2020, law enforcement caught Jesus Castillo in the act transporting a USPS package destined to Florida containing half a kilogram of cocaine.
Agustin Castillo, 38, Monte Alto, had also pleaded guilty and was previously sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.
Previously released on bond, Jesus Castillo was taken into custody following the hearing today where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation. Assisatnt U.S. Attorney Laura Garcia prosecuted the case.