2 Former Deputies Sentenced in Drug Conspiracy 10/24/13
McALLEN, Texas - Two former South Texas sheriff's deputies have been
sentenced to prison for conspiring to use their official vehicles to steal
A federal judge in McAllen sentenced 35-year-old Ruben Silva of Freer to
nearly 9 years in prison and 28-year-old Victor Carrillo of Benavides
(be-nah-VEE'-des) to nearly 6 years. Both men are former Duval County sheriff's
deputies who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Silva and Carrillo conspired to use their official vehicles for a fake
traffic stop that would allow them to steal drugs from another smuggler. Both
men pleaded guilty in August.
Two co-conspirators were sentenced to prison last year.
Duval County is about 120 miles south of San Antonio.