Texas Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Drug Pipeline Case

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The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office said an out of state man is sentenced to 17 years in prison. 

77-year-old Ronald Cooper of San Benito, Texas pleaded guilty in June to trafficking in drugs and fabrication of a vehicle with a hidden compartment. 

In April, Cooper was one of three men taken into custody during an investigation of a Hispanic and Mexican drug and cocaine pipeline originated in Matamoros, Mexico and brought to this country through Brownsville, Texas. 

10 kilos of cocaine were uncovered by investigators. 

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