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Amarillo Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Colleen Mossberger, Oscar Martin Cota, and Edgar Isaac Castaneda Cota Sentenced to Federal Prison After Transporting Methamphetamine in Potter, Carson Counties

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

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Three people who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges after being pulled over in Potter and Carson counties were sentenced to federal prison time on Monday, according to a news release.

The people, who were charged in two cases, were sentenced before U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater, according to the release by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Colleen Mossberger, 48, of Joliet, Ill., was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison following her guilty plea in February to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Mossberger has been in custody since the time of her arrest in September 2016.

Mossberger has been in custody since the time of her arrest in September 2016, when two Potter County deputies working routine patrol on I-40 stopped a vehicle for driving in the left lane not passing. A search of the vehicle revealed 1,316.7 grams of methamphetamine.

In a separate case, Oscar Martin Cota, 25, of San Diego, Calif., was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in February to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Co-defendant Edgar Isaac Castaneda Cota, 25, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after also pleading guilty in February to the same offense.

Both have been in custody since their arrests in December 2016. Castaneda will be deported after serving his sentence.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper working routine patrol on I-40 in Carson County stopped a vehicle for speeding over the limit and the passenger not wearing a seat belt. A search of the vehicle, which was occupied by both men, revealed 6,698.9 grams of methamphetamine in the passenger side quarter panel. They were transporting the methamphetamine from California to Oklahoma in exchange for $1,500 each.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Frausto prosecuted the cases.

Story provided by Amarillo Globe-News. Video provided by Amarillo News Channel 10. 

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