Va. drug trafficker gets 15 years
A 34-year-old Loudoun County man Friday was sentenced in federal court to more than 15 years in prison for helping to run a cocaine ring in Northern Virginia.
Rufino Oliva-Madrid, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty in July in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. Authorities said he is among 15 people accused of running a ring that brought cocaine from Mexico through Texas and finally into Northern Virginia.
Oliva-Madrid admitted that he oversaw the operation in Northern Virginia and worked to expand it into Philadelphia, according to court records.
Co-conspirator Jose Vasquez-Reyes, 45, of Ashburn, a drug dealer who recieved cocaine from Olivia-Madrid, was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison, authorities said. Authorities who searched his home in June found about $210,000, 1.5 kilograms of cocaine and a loaded gun under a bed.
| October 1, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
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