Last Two in 14th Street Drug Bust Sentenced to Prison

The last two men in a particular Lubbock drug bust were sentenced Friday.
LUBBOCK, TX -- The last two men in a particular Lubbock drug bust were sentenced Friday. Simon Orlando Chavez, 38, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Jimmy Cordova, 40, was sentenced to more than 15 and-a-half years in federal prison.

In March of 2013, federal agents searched Chavez’ home in the 5000 block of 14th Street. They seized two vehicles, bank accounts and “a sum of money equal to at least $400,000 in United States currency.” The case started when a confidential informant was able to buy methamphetamine from one of Chavez’ co-defendants.

In all, five people were indicted on drug-related charges. A sixth person was instead charged for running an illegal gambling operation. All six pleaded guilty late last year and all six were sentenced to prison time.

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