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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:00 am

MIDLAND A 62-year-old Mexican national was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in federal prison on drug charges, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

In April, Gracielo Gardea-Carrasco pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, the release said.

Gardea-Carrasco was a member of the Los Tres de la Sierra drug trafficking organization, which was responsible for the importation and distribution of about 75 tons of marijuana in the Western District of Texas from January 1996 to September 2000, according to the release.

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