Teague man given federal prison time in KC trafficking case

A Teague man was sentenced to 262 months of federal prison last Wednesday, using his Teague home as the headquarters for an operation that sent large amounts of cocaine into the Kansas City area.

According to information from the Drug Enforcement Administration and reporting from Fox 44 News, Jorge Portillo-Uranga, 36, pleaded guilty to seven felony counts, including conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. Court documents show that the DEA began an investigation of a drug trafficking organization headed by Portillo-Uranga in 2016.

From his Teague home, with location unknown as of press time, Portillo-Uranga directed movements of other members of the organization in obtaining cocaine and delivering it to Kansas City. The Teague resident had previously been charged in Kansas City on sale of methamphetamine in 2004., according to online court documents.



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