TEXARKANA, Texas — A woman caught with kilos of cocaine and hundreds of pounds of marijuana while traveling near Texarkana was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Wednesday.
Lisa Marie Escamilla, 38, appeared for a sentencing hearing Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder III in Texarkana's downtown federal building. Escamilla entered a plea of guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances in December. Wednesday she appeared for sentencing on the charge.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Hornok represented the government.
According to a factual basis, Escamilla was driving toward Texarkana on her way to Tennessee when she was stopped by law enforcement. Escamilla had almost 5 kilograms of cocaine and more than 300 pounds of marijuana when she was arrested July 1.
Before being charged last year in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Escamilla was convicted in the El Paso Division of the Western District of Texas of conspiring to "import more than 50 kilograms of marijuana."
Following release from federal prison, Escamilla will be supervised by federal authorities for five years. If she violates the terms of her supervised release, Escamilla could be ordered to serve additional time behind bars.
Escamilla is in federal custody.