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LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) – A man considered to be the leader of a group of individuals who were trafficking methamphetamine in Las Vegas and Montana was sentenced Tuesday to just over 11 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release for his guilty plea to federal drug conspiracy charges.

Jesus Guadalupe Felix Burgos, 26, a citizen of Mexico who was residing in Las Vegas at the time of the offense, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Nine others also were charged in the conspiracy. Eight pleaded guilty, and a federal jury convicted Mageno, who translated for Burgos, for conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to the court filings, during the fall of 2009, an FBI-led task force in Billings, Mont., began an investigation of co-defendant Francisco Flores-Jorge and others, who were believed to be distributing near-pure grade methamphetamine in the Billings area and onto at least two Indian reservations in Montana.

The investigators soon learned that Flores-Jorge and his crew operated primarily out of Las Vegas, and that Burgos was the primary source for the methamphetamine.


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