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Man gets 25-year prison term in marijuana smuggling case

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jun 06, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A southern Arizona man already sentenced to prison in a Sierra Vista homicide case now has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal drug conspiracy charge stemming from a marijuana smuggling ring.

A federal judge in Tucson on Monday sentenced 29-year-old Carlos Correa of Hereford in a proceeding that the U.S. Attorney's Office said stemming from an investigation triggered by a 2015 traffic stop of a vehicle loaded with marijuana.

Correa's federal sentence is to run concurrently with a 16-year sentence he received in Cochise County Superior Court for the 2016 killing of a co-conspirator during a dispute involving payments for marijuana loads.

Correa pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the homicide case.