Phoenix New Times: Border Patrol Agent Who Said He Was “F***ed” After Being Caught Smuggling Weed Was Right, Will Go to Prison (Apr 10 2013)
Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya, who said he was “fucked” after getting caught smuggling about 147 pounds of marijuana into the United States while on the job, was more or less correct in his assessment. Anaya signed a plea agreement today that will send him to prison for five years.
KTAR: Arizona border agent pleads guilty to drug-related gun charge (Apr 10 2013)
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border has pleaded guilty to a felony drug-related gun charge. The possible punishment for Agent Aaron Anaya, 25, ranges from a mandatory five-year minimum sentence up to life in prison for his guilty plea Wednesday to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense … As part of his plea, Anaya admitted that he would have used service weapons- a handgun and rifle- that he carried while on duty to protect himself and the marijuana load if a situation had arisen in which rival traffickers would have tried to steal the drugs.
ABC 15: Border Patrol agent Aaron Anaya accused of pot smuggling set to change plea (Apr 10 2013)
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