Three illegal immigrant cousins, including at least one previously deported, were sentenced to approximately 60 years in prison for the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.
The Justice Department announced Monday that the Mexican cousins operated a meth lab in a single family home less than 200 feet from an elementary school in Norcress, Georgia.
Acting US attorney Kurt R. Erskine said in a press release that the lab’s operators were producing “volatile and toxic chemicals to make concentrated methamphetamine,” which put both school children and members of their own families at risk.
The three cousins were charged with “producing and distributing methamphetamine in a house owned by an underage child that was within 300 meters of a school”.
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Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent, DEA Atlanta Field Division, said: “Given that this operational ‘meth’ laboratory is located near a school, the outcome would be devastating for the school children, staff and the entire community Can have consequences. ” . “
“Because of the spirited law enforcement cooperation between the DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] and his colleagues will get these defendants well-deserved time in jail. ”
Agents stopped one of the cousins, 28-year-old Zury Brito-Arroyo, when he was leaving the house. The agents then found the other two – Bonifacio Brito-Maldonado, 24 and Roberto Arroyo-Garcia, 39 – who ran the laboratory in a backyard shed.
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The agents confiscated more than 10.7 kilograms of crystal meth, a 9 mm pistol, and additional liquid meth that had not been fully processed.
Each of them had been sentenced in October 2019 and have now been sentenced to around 20 years in prison, with additional years of supervised release.