Five Confess After Seizure of $400,000 and Meth

Five men pleaded guilty Friday in Lubbock federal court to methamphetamine-related charges.
LUBBOCK, TX  -- Five men pleaded guilty Friday in Lubbock federal court to methamphetamine-related charges.  They were Simon Orlando Chavez, Jr., 37, of Lubbock; Ruben Deleon, 38, of Plainview; Anthony Deleon, 22 of Lubbock; Jimmy Cordova, 39, of Lubbock; and Ira Newton Davis, 42, of Lubbock. Tiffany Lashell Copley, 36, of Lubbock is also charged in the case but did not enter a plea on Friday. 

In March, 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.”  Court records were unsealed in mid-October. 

Davis faces a maximum of four years in prison.  The other four men face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.  They all remain locked up in the Lubbock County jail and will be sentenced at a later date.

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