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Waco man sentenced to life in prison for meth distribution

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Posted at 6:16 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 19:16:54-04

WACO, TX — A Waco man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for methamphetamine distribution.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said 38-year-old Daniel Louis Lopez was sentenced to life in federal prison.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Alan Albright ordered Lopez to pay a $1,000 fine.

Lopez was among 20 defendants charged by federal grand jury indictment in August 2018 with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth.

Authorities allege that since May 2017, those defendants were responsible for the distribution of large amounts of meth throughout Waco and Central Texas areas.

On Jan. 19, 2019, Lopez plead guilty to the charge.

To date, 19 others have plead guilty to the conspiracy charge, seven are still awaiting sentencing and the rest have been sentenced to federal prison.

The DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Texas Department of Public Safety, Waco Police Department, Killeen Police Department and the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office investigated these cases.