Houston man gets 11 years for dealing coke in ETX
TYLER — A 21-year old Houston man was sentenced today to more than 11 years in prison for dealing cocaine and money luandering in East Texas.
Saul Cobarrubias pleaded guilty on Jan. 31 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder. Cobarrubias was also ordered to submit to forfeiture of $10,000.
According court documents, on Mar. 9, 2011, Cobarrubias travelled from Houston to Tyler with 2 kilograms of cocaine to distribute. Cobarrubias admitted that he possessed between 15 and 50 kilograms of cocaine for distribution in East Texas. Cobarrubias also admitted to helping collect money from the sale and purchase of cocaine and using bank accounts, manage the funds from the drug trafficking to conceal the nature of the illegal proceeds.
Cobarrubias was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 13, 2011.