Jefferson City man pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy

10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago Tuesday, September 05 2017 Sep 5, 2017 Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:30:00 PM CDT September 05, 2017 in News
By: Blake Sammann, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A Jefferson City man is facing a minimum of 10 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to his part in a conspiracy to sell up to five kilograms of cocaine.

Mario Alberto De La Cruz, 43, admitted to selling cocaine in Columbia and other places in Missouri from Aug. 2 to Nov. 10 of 2015, as well as selling 56 grams of cocaine worth $1900 to undercover federal agents on Aug. 28 of that year.

De La Cruz faces a maximum sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.   

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