Texas recycler headed to prison on drug conviction

Nov 20, 2012 | 12:48 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrapyard, Socorro Iron & Metal, Gandara's Recycling, Willie Gandara, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A Texas scrapyard owner has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of money laundering and drug trafficking.

Willie Gandara Jr., an owner of Socorro Iron & Metal Inc. and Gandara’s Recycling in Socorro, in August pleaded guilty in federal District Court in Texas to one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of....

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