COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Three siblings from Walton, KY were sentenced Monday to a combined 201 months in prison after an investigation revealed their conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine.
Judge Reeves sentenced Daniel Borja-Renteria, 26, to 120 months; his brother Freddie Borja-Renteria, 34, to 60 months and their sister Maria Borja-Renteria, 30, to 20 months.
Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration bought cocaine from Daniel Borja-Renteria on multiple occasions from August of 2010 through December of 2010.
Daniel and Freddie Borja-Renteria were arrested after the final sale on December 17, 2010.
Maria Borja-Renteria found out about the arrest and attempted to conceal and remove over 50 grams of cocaine from the Walton residence shared by the three in order to keep it from police. This effort was discovered by agents executing a search warrant on the residence on December 17, 2010. Agents recovered this cocaine as well as seized over $4,600 in currency, three firearms, a Honda Civic, and a flat-screen television.
Daniel Borja-Renteria admitted to distributing multiple ounces of cocaine on a weekly basis for approximately six months. Freddie Borja-Renteria admitted acting as security for Daniel during this time to make sure the transactions were carried out without problems. Maria Borja-Renteria admitted knowing about the conspiracy, knowing that Daniel was storing cocaine in their residence, and to her efforts to conceal the cocaine after Daniel and Freddie were arrested.
All three were initially indicted in federal court in March of 2011 and pled guilty in May and June of 2011. Daniel and Freddie Borja-Renteria were convicted of conspiring to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine. Daniel Borja-Renteria was also convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Maria Borja- Renteria was convicted of aiding and abetting the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it.
Under federal law, each must serve at least 85 percent of the prison sentence.
None of the three defendants had a prior criminal record. All three Defendants are Mexican nationals and face potential removal from the United States after service of their sentences.