Missouri man sent to prison in Iowa cocaine case - KMOV.com

Missouri man sent to prison in Iowa cocaine case

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A Missouri man accused of hauling cocaine from Colorado to Iowa has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison.  

The U.S. attorney's office says 40-year-old Lucio Andazola-Fimbres, of Milan, Mo., pleaded guilty in 2010 to distributing cocaine and conspiring to distribute cocaine. He was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.  

Prosecutors say Andazola-Fimbres admitted he made at least seven or eight trips to Iowa over the course of a year, bringing anywhere from 2 to 4 kilograms of cocaine each trip. The drug was hidden in compartments in his vehicle.  

The cocaine was delivered to two men, Mark Hopper and Robert Dale, who would process it into crack cocaine and sell in in the Waterloo area. Those men were previously sentenced.  

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