Above: Jesus Treviño pleaded guilty Thursday to drug charges that carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison and up to a $1 million fine.
A plea agreement was reached Thursday in a drug case more than three years old in which a Moore County man could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison and fined up to $1 million.
Jesus Treviño pleaded guilty in the U.S District Court in Amarillo to distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting. In a complaint filed in court Nov. 7, 2015, an FBI task force officer said Treviño sold an ounce of cocaine, valued at $1,200, to an FBI informant at Reyes Auto Sales in Cactus on Nov. 8, 2012. The complaint says that when the informant arrived to make the transaction, Treviño called another man who delivered the cocaine to the car lot, and the exchange was made. Treviño was arrested Nov. 9, 2015, in Fort Stockton, Texas, and entered a not guilty plea Dec. 16.
The plea agreement shows that in addition to other penalties, the prosecution agrees not to bring additional charges against Treviño and will make a nonbinding recommendation for a prison sentence at the lowest end of the sentencing guideline range. The maximum prison sentence the court can impose for the charge is 20 years, but the agreement doesn’t say what the minimum sentence is.
The court had ruled Treviño was dangerous and a flight risk and denied bond but reversed that decision a month before the plea agreement and set a $20,000 bond. Treviño posted the bond Feb. 24.
The court documents don’t show if Treviño was taken back into custody after he signed the plea agreement, and calls to his attorney weren’t returned. A notice of hearing was filed Monday, but it hasn’t been made available for viewing.