A Beloit man was sentenced to 54 months in prison for distributing marijuana, according to a release.
Jose Luis Castillo-Madrigal, 35, a Mexican citizen living in Beloit, was sentenced Friday to 54 months in prison for conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, according to the release.
Castillo-Madrigal pleaded guilty to the charge May 15, according to the release. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb did not impose a term of supervised release to follow the prison term due to the likelihood that he will be deported after his incarceration.
Officials said Castillo-Madrigal conspired with Emeterio Velazquez, Rosalina Velazquez, Omar Velazquez, Nicolas Covarrubias, and Ruperto Ruiz to sell marijuana and cocaine in the Beloit and Rockford areas.
According to the complaint, Castillo-Madrigal assisted Emeterio Velazquez in picking up drugs and redistributing them. Castillo-Madrigal also threatened people who owed the organization money and was sent to collect property from customers when drug debts were not paid.
Castillo-Madrigal is the third defendant in this conspiracy to be sentenced, according to the release.
Omar Velazquez and Nicolas Covarrubias were each sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the release. Emeterio Velazquez, Rosalina Velazquez and Ruperto Ruiz have all pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
Emeterio and Rosalina Velazquez are married, and Omar Velazquez is their son, according to the release.