Houston Women Sentenced for Trading Illegal Drugs for Automatic Weapons

BEAUMONT, Texas – Two Houston women have been sentenced for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.

Cristal Lagunas, 26, and Iris Venture, 22, were indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine on March 18, 2020.  They pleaded guilty in September 2020.  Today, both defendants were sentenced to 135 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.

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