Texas Twins Charged with Heading Pot Operation

The brothers are 29 years old and face charges of participating in a corrupt organization

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:16 AM CDT
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Texas Twins Charged with Heading Pot Operation

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The Pennsylvania attorney general has charged twins from Texas with heading an operation that shipped as much as 20 pounds of marijuana each month to northwestern Pennsylvania over the last two years.

Online court records don't list attorneys for Marcelino Rodriguez, of Eddy, Texas, and Miguel Rodriguez, from Corpus Christi, Texas, who were charged Tuesday along with five Pennsylvania residents and two more Texans.

State prosecutors say Marcelino Rodriguez was arrested on unrelated drug charges in Crawford County in August 2010, and continued to direct the operation using phone calls from the county prison. Those calls were recorded by law enforcement, which helped lead to the charges.

The brothers are 29 years old and face charges of participating in a corrupt organization, which carries up to 20 years in prison, and other drug-related crimes.

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