PHARR, TX (ValleyCentral) – A PHARR woman was sentenced to federal prison after she was caught dealing cocaine with her husband, authorities said.
Idalia Guzman, 47, was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to involvement in an interstate cocaine trafficking conspiracy, according to a press release from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
According to the release, the investigation began in 2017 when authorities learned that the group planned to smuggle cocaine through the Falfurrias checkpoint.
Guzmán was driving a car in Premont when she was pulled over by authorities. She was found to have a pound of cocaine in her car. Her husband, Victor Del Toro, also from Farr, was a passenger in the car at the time, authorities said.
During his statement, Guzmán admitted to carrying the same amount of cocaine more than 10 times, authorities said.
“At the hearing, the court heard evidence from a spokesman for the prison ministry that Guzmán had received his theology degree while awaiting sentencing. The court took this into account when sentencing her,” the statement says.
As part of the sentencing, Guzman was ordered to serve five years of parole after her time in prison.
In 2019, Del Toro was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy.