CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- A 28-year-old Hays County man arrested last year at a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison without parole for conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine.
Anthony Rolls, of Kyle, pleaded guilty in April and was sentenced Thursday in Corpus Christi by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. He'll also be on five years' probation once the sentence is served.
Last March, authorities at the Sarita checkpoint on U.S. 77 south of Kingsville discovered the more than 95 percent pure methamphetamine hidden in the battery of Rolls' vehicle. Agents also discovered a similar stash in another vehicle driven by a companion. That man, Jesus Castillo Jr., already is serving a nearly 20-year term.