Border agent set to be sentenced in drug case - Tucson News Now

Border agent set to be sentenced in drug case

PHOENIX (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

The possible punishment for 25-year-old Agent Aaron Anaya ranges from a mandatory 5-year minimum sentence up to life in prison for his guilty plea to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

Authorities say investigators conducting aerial surveillance in southwestern Arizona saw Anaya load marijuana bundles that had been dropped over the border fence from Mexico into his patrol vehicle on Dec. 2 in between Yuma and Wellton.

Investigators say they tracked Anaya for several hours as he appeared to return to normal duties and later found nearly 147 pounds of marijuana in back of the agency's patrol vehicle.

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