Texas man charged with possession of $1.5 million in drugs - KMOV.com

Texas man charged with possession of $1.5 million in drugs

(KMOV) -- A Texas man was charged for possessing drugs worth approximately $1.5 million Friday.

A release from the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Illinois said 45-year-old Hilario Medina of Houston, Texas, was charged with a criminal complaint of possession with intent to distrubute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. Medina was found with 65 kilograms of cocaine. The street value of the drugs is valued at about 1.5 million.

Medina faces between 10 years and life imprisonment, a fine of up to $5 million and a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life to be served after release from incarceration.

Because Medina is charged with a criminal complaint, he has the right to have the case presented to a grand jury.

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