LUBBOCK, TX -- Three Lubbock residents are headed for federal prison after a methamphetamine bust. Court records say in September police made an undercover purchase from Michael Armenta, 20 and Fernando Valenzuela-Ceballos, 26. That led to a search warrant of Armenta’s home in the 4900 block of 47th Street. Police found the two men had 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Police also found two firearms and $16,000 cash in the house.
Armenta and Valenzuela-Ceballos pleaded guilty on Friday and face between 10 years and life in prison. A third person, Amenta’s wife, Kutleza Aurora Rodriguez, 19, pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony. Court records say she tried to help her husband conceal the methamphetamine. She faces up to five years in prison. All three will be sentenced at a later date.