Drug trafficker in Abbeville gets 10 years in prison

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

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote also ordered Francisco “Pancho” Delgado-Galviz, 36, of Mexico City, to serve five years of supervised release once he’s out of prison, according to a news release by U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley.

Delgado-Galviz and 11 others were indicted in 2009 on drug trafficking, firearms and illegal use of communication facilities charges, Finley said. He pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, officials said.

Finley, who prosecuted the case, said the drug organization moved methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico to distribute in the Acadiana region of Louisiana.

“The defendant admitted that he, along with another co-conspirator, was a decision maker in the organization,” Finley said. “Their source of supply was from Arizona, but they developed a secondary source for this conspiracy in Houston.”