A federal judge has now sentenced one of the leaders of a cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking organization based in Abbeville to 10 years in federal prison.

Judge Elizabeth Foote also ordered 36-year-old Francisco Delgado-Gaviz, of Mexico City, to five years of supervised release once he serves his 10 year sentence.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says Delgado-Galiviz and 11 others were indicted on charges of drug trafficking, firearms and illegal use of communication facilities charges.  He pleaded not guilty in the case on one charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.

Finley says it was this group that was moving methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico into Abbeville in order to distribute the drugs throughout of Acadiana.