CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for his role in a drug ring that brought more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana to North Carolina’s largest city.
Carlos Edgar Sandoval-Uriel, 31, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier to drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy charges, according to The Charlotte Observer.
U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney also ordered Sandoval-Uriel, a Mexican national, to serve five years of supervised release after he finishes the prison sentence.
Prosecutors said Sandoval-Uriel and those working with him smuggled drugs into the area from Mexico for about four years before their arrests in 2012.
Prosecutors said the drug had a street value of $2.5 million.
Investigators said they found cocaine and about $193,000 in cash in searches.
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