2014-02-19 / Crime & Courts

Cocaine trafficking brings 5-year sentence for Matamoros man

Jose Guadalupe Trejo-Ordonez Jose Guadalupe Trejo-Ordonez The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Guadalupe Trejo-Ordonez, 35, of Matamoros. Tamaulipas, MX was sentenced by to 5 years in prison for possession of cocaine. On April 20, 2013, a state trooper conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2004 Chevrolet Malibu on highway 77 for a traffic violation. The trooper made contact with Trejo-Ordonez, the driver of the vehicle. While conducting an interview with Trejo- Ordonez, the trooper noticed that there were several air fresheners hanging throughout the vehicle. Trejo-Ordonez was extremely nervous and his answers to the trooper’s questions were implausible. The trooper was given consent and allowed to search the vehicle which resulted in the discovery of six bundles wrapped in black tape concealed in a false compartment located in the firewall of the vehicle. The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Texas Highway Patrol for their participation in this case. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bernard W. Ammerman and Border Prosecutor Chuck Mattingly.

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