Rockford men sentenced to federal prison after May cocaine bust in Beloit

MADISON, Wis. - Three Rockford, Illinois men were sentenced to serve years in federal prison following a May drug bust in Beloit, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. District Judge William M. Conley sentenced Samuel Robles, 28, Saul Ivan Robles, 24, and Daniel Herrera, 19 on charges of possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to distribute. 

The three men pleaded guilty Aug. 29.  

Conley sentenced Samuel Robles to 11 years, Saul Robles to 10 years and Herrera to five years in federal prison.

"On May 5, 2017, federal agents conducted a controlled purchase of cocaine from all three individuals in Beloit," the release said. "The transaction was organized by Samuel Robles and resulted in the seizure of 2 kilograms of cocaine from Daniel Herrera’s vehicle."

The release said federal agents also found a 9 mm pistol hidden inside Saul Robles’ waistband.

"Samuel Robles received a longer prison term due to his leadership role in this drug transaction, and Saul Robles received a longer prison term due to his possession of a firearm during this drug trafficking crime," the release said.

Samuel and Saul Robles are brothers and Herrera is their cousin, according to prosecutors.

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