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Judge sends woman to law school after pleading guilty to drug conspiracy

McALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral). As a special condition of her supervised release, the judge ordered the woman to graduate from law school after she was arrested on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine.

Chelsea Madill was sentenced January 9 to three years on parole with the specific stipulation that she must “participate in and complete an educational program designed to earn a Juris Doctor degree,” federal documents show.

As part of the plea agreement, Madill pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by ValleyCentral, the Texas Drug Enforcement Administration and the Texas Department of Public Safety have launched an investigation into a South Texas drug trafficking organization. On May 25, 2018, agents began monitoring a warehouse in the 1300 block of E. Pekan Boulevard in McAllen.

There, the agents saw Madill’s red Nissan, the complaint said. Authorities then saw Madill exit the warehouse and order a man driving a tractor-trailer to the warehouse’s loading dock marked “M”.

According to the complaint, agents followed the trailer and stopped traffic, where they found 22 sealed 62-pound bags of cocaine.

Authorities examined phone records that showed Madill used a mobile phone to contact members of a drug trafficking organization, the complaint said.

The investigation revealed that Madill used her company Monsters Inc. Logistics to obtain a warehouse and that it has purchased several GPS tracking devices to track shipments of cocaine, the document says. According to the complaint, several bills of lading listed Monsters Inc Logistics as the shipper and its other company, Titanium Wholesale Retail, in Lombard, Illinois, as the recipient.

On May 31, 2018, Madill traveled to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, where she was monitored by DEA agents, the complaint said.

“Drug Enforcement Administration agents monitored Madill upon his arrival in Merida and observed Madill’s meeting with the leader [drug trafficking organization]which is based in Mexico,” the complaint says.

According to the complaint, on June 3, 2018, Madill boarded a flight back to Atlanta, Georgia. Upon entering, CBP inspectors were able to verify that she had the same phone she used to contact other members of the organization, the document said.

The complaint states that on August 8, 2018, the agents obtained permission to search the warehouse, where they found “several bills of lading for MONSTERS INC. LOGISTICS and TITANIUM WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.

The agents also found a vacuum sealer and plastic packaging in the warehouse.

The complaint stated that a “cooperating defendant” told authorities that Madill was working for the organization as a drug dealer.

Records show that on August 2, 2019, Madill signed a plea agreement that dismissed the second count of selling, distributing, or giving away drugs.

Madill also received time as part of the sentencing.

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