ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Federal authorities say four men will be deported to Mexico after they serve prison terms for their roles in an illegal marijuana cultivation operation near Veyo.
Paulino Hernandez-Brito, Jorge Soto Ceballos, Jose Santos Martinez-Sandoval and Alfredo Lozano-Benitez are among more than three dozen suspects arrested in a mountainous area after a raid in July 2011.
The Spectrum reports Lozano-Benitez was sentenced Tuesday in St. George to four years in prison. The others each were sentenced to two years.
Lozano-Benitez received the longer sentence in part because he was identified as the driver and owner of one of the vehicles that brought workers to the site where authorities recovered nearly 14,000 plants.
Information from: The Spectrum
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