HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston rapper was sentenced to 23 decades in federal jail following pleading guilty to drug trafficking, according to a U.S legal professional
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Jermaine West, also recognised as The Breadman, 43, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine, and opioids in the Houston space just after pleading responsible in April to 10 counts of drug trafficking.
U.S. District Judge George Hankss sentenced West to 280 months in prison, right away followed by 6 yrs of supervised launch.
For the duration of the listening to, the court docket listened to an further argument that West was included in gang activity over and above drug trafficking.
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The decide pointed out that West “destroyed people’s life.” The decide also mentioned that for 20 yrs, West performed a “unsafe game and shed.”
West was element of a team called the ‘Hood Kat Audio Group’ rap studio based mostly in southeast Houston.
In 2019, an investigation began when law enforcement figured out that West was dealing narcotics. What induced the investigation was West’s acknowledged posture as an influential gang member in the southeast area.
The FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration done the investigation with the support of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Houston Police Department.
West will keep on being in custody pending a transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility that will be determined in the in the vicinity of long term.
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