By Mike James - CNHI News Service
March 13, 2013 — The sixth of seven defendants in a federal drug trafficking case pleaded guilty Friday.
Francisco Camacho Jr., 20, of Grayson pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiring to distribute cocaine; a number of other charges are expected to be dropped when he is sentenced, according to Camacho’s plea agreement. The charges to be dropped are related to selling cocaine and oxycodone.
Camacho and the other defendants were charged with trafficking in cocaine and oxycodone in Carter County from September 2011 to September 2012. During that time, Kentucky State Police bought 628 oxycodone pills and 17 grams of cocaine from the defendants, according to court records.
When police raided and arrested the defendants in September 2012, they found 20 grams of cocaine in Camacho’s home, according to court records.
He admitted during questioning that he possessed cocaine and intended to distribute it, according to records.
Camacho’s sentencing is scheduled for June 10. How long he will remain behind bars is uncertain, but it could be as little as five years or as many as 40 years. He could be fined as much as $5 million. He also will have to forfeit any money or items used in drug trafficking.
Five others charged in the case — Ruth B. Locklear, 49, Jose L. Hernandez, 38, and Morgan McDavid, 21, all of Grayson; Luis Perez-Diaz, 39, of Ashland; and Robin Ingram, 25, of Willard, all previously entered guilty pleas. Their sentencings are scheduled for May 13 and June 10.
One remaining defendant, Osiel DeLeon, has not pleaded guilty.
Locklear, Hernandez, Perez-Diaz and Camacho were arrested in September after the FBI, the Kentucky State Police and the Carter County Sheriff’s Department served search warrants at residences on Fourth Street and Sunflower Drive. Cash, cocaine and a vehicle were seized.