MARSHALL – A couple from Guerrero, Mexico, currently living in Marshall, have been sentenced to federal prison for possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. Julia Flores Saucedo, 33, pleaded guilty Jan. 20; her common-law husband, Oscar Diaz-Mendoza, 35, pleaded guilty Feb. 28. Each was sentenced Wednesday in Marshall to 46 months behind bars by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
According to information presented in court, from July 2011 to October 2012, the couple was involved in a conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas. Saucedo admitted to distributing 14.7 grams of methamphetamine on Aug. 24, 2011, in Marshall. Diaz-Mendoza admitted to distributing 15 grams of methamphetamine on Aug. 4, 2011, in Karnack. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 3, 2012, charging the couple and Melecio Nunez-Duque with drug trafficking violations. Nunez-Duque pleaded guilty on Aug. 6, 2013, to distributing 59.6 grams of methamphetamine and is awaiting sentencing.