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05/20/05 - Angelina County

Trucker Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession

Victor Marte Victor Marte

by Ramonica R. Jones

A truck driver arrested in February during a traffic stop near Diboll has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Highway troopers pulled over 32-year-old Victor Marte on Valentine's Day for a broken light on his big rig.  They searched the truck and found more than 130 pounds of cocaine worth about $1.2 million.

The Florida man plead guilty this week to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  Marte's sentencing date has not been set.

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