Man from Mexico pleads guilty to drug charges in Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS) - A man who was indicted with 25 other people, and charged with being a member of a large cocaine distribution organization has pleaded guilty in US District Court.

According to the US attorney's office, Jose Murillo, 43, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the to distribute cocaine.

Murillo also admitted the forfeiture allegation contained in the indictment, and agreed to forfeit his interest in $419, 580 to the US, according to the US attorney's office.  He also agreed to the entry of a judicial order of removal, which requires him to be deported form the US following his release from prison.

Murillo is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, 2012 at 9 a.m. He faces minimum sentence of 10 years to a maximum of life in prison, a fine of not more than $10 million, and a term of supervised release of at least five years.

Copyright 2011 KFVS. All rights reserved.