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An alleged Latin Kings associate who was arrested out of state in the July 21 sweep of suspected gang members and their associates pleaded guilty in federal court today.

Jose “Michael Jackson” Colon, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to deliver 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 27.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Gallagher and Colon’s defense attorney, William Honig, could not be reached for comment.

Colon, who was 46 at the time of his arrest, gave four pounds of methamphetamine to his nephew, co-defendant Samuel Colon, on the orders of local Latin King leader Luis “King Respect” Colon, police said. According to court papers, Samuel Colon flew to Las Vegas and gave his uncle $36,000 cash for the drugs. Jose Colon then packed the methamphetamine in Samuel Colon’s suitcase and dropped him off at the airport, police said.

According to court papers, police intercepted the bag of drugs before it got to Philadelphia.

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