CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 44-year-old Lyford
woman has been sentenced for possessing with the intent to distribute more than
26 kilograms of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Jacqueline Barrera pleaded guilty June 19, 2019.
Today, U.S. District Judge David S. Morales
handed her a 120-month sentence to be immediately followed by five years of
supervised release. In handing down the sentence, Judge Morales noted the
seriousness of the offense and the potential sentence.
On April 17, 2019, Barrera drove a white
Mitsubishi Lancer into the primary inspection area of the Border Patrol
Checkpoint located near Sarita. A search of the vehicle revealed bundles of
methamphetamine concealed within speaker boxes in the trunk of the car.
She has been and will remain in custody pending
transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near
This Drug Enforcement Administration conducted
the investigation with the assistance of Border Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert D. Thorpe Jr. is prosecuting the case.