Twice-deported immigrant sentenced to life

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - An illegal immigrant who was twice deported to
Mexico for drug felonies has been sentenced to life in prison for taking part in a cocaine trafficking ring.

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta said Monday that 31-year-old
Olivar Martinez-Blanco of Lawrenceville was convicted in September
of acting as a lookout for a 35-pound cocaine shipment.

Inside a stash house, agents found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 35 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, five pounds of cocaine and
several firearms.

U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said Martinez-Blanco, who was sentenced last week, "llegally re-entered the United States to traffic in cocaine."

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