Drug Arrest

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested three Texas men for allegedly transporting more than 15 pounds of cocaine
priced at $182,000 for a Baton Rouge buyer.

FBI Special Agent Antony A. Jung said the cocaine and cash were
seized Friday.

The three defendants were charged Tuesday in a federal complaint
with possession of cocaine in amounts for which conviction would
carry an automatic prison term of at least 10 years. They are 19-year-old Jonathan Beltran, of Eagle Pass, Texas, and 20-year-old Melesio Noyola and 21-year-old Christopher Robles, both of Lufkin, Texas.

The FBI says Robles was arrested in possession of a loaded .40-caliber pistol.

If Robles is prosecuted and convicted on the firearm charge, authorities say the conviction automatically would add five years to any prison term on the drug charge.


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