Edward Villa of Carlsbad, NM was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Guardarrama to 6 years in federal prison on March 11th.
Villa will be on supervised release for 4 years after his sentence is up, and he'll also have to pay a $1,000 fine.
Guararrama also sentenced Tony S. Garcia of Las Cruces, NM to 7 and a half years in federal prison on March 11th.
Meanwhile, David Lopez of Malaga, NM was sentenced to 3 years and 1 month in federal prison on March 11th.
Villa, 53, Tony Garcia, 56, and Lopez, 50, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine in October 2012.
Tony Garcia's nephew -- 27-year-old Gabriel M. Garcia of Las Cruces, NM -- was sentenced to 5 years of probation on March 11th, after he pleaded guilty to a related felony charge.
Tony and Gabriel Garcia brought 2 kilograms of cocaine from El Paso to Carlsbad, NM in May 2012.
Villa and Lopez took possession of the cocaine, and Villa paid Tony Garcia $24,000 for the drugs.
Members of the Pecos Valley (NM) Drug task force pulled over Garcia and Villa's vehicles after the transaction, and agents seized the cocaine and cash.
Another Carlsbad, NM man -- Cirilio Cortez -- was sentenced to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison in January 2013 for involvement in the cocaine distribution scheme.
Cortez, 35, will be on supervised release for 8 years after his sentence is up, and he'll have to pay a $5,000 fine.
U.S. District Judge David Briones also ordered that Cortez pay a $117,000 monetary judgement to the U.S. Government.
Cortez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine on April 27, 2012.
Cortez distributed more than 50 kilograms of cocaine in southern New Mexico before he was indicted.
The Pecos Valley (NM) Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration teamed up to investigate the case against Villa, Lopez, Tony Garcia, Gabriel Garcia and Cortez.