Brothers convicted in drug trafficking case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Brothers convicted in drug trafficking case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say two brothers face life in prison after being convicted of conspiring to supply cocaine from a Mexican drug cartel to a Louisville drug ring.

A jury found Abel and Ramon Flores guilty earlier this week after deliberating about an hour.

They are accused of supplying the drug to an organization led by Michael A. McCarthy Jr. in a scheme in which 26 people have been convicted. Prosecutors say the organization distributed more than a ton of cocaine from 2008 to 2010.

McCarthy, who pleaded guilty, testified against the two brothers, who prosecutors said moved the drug to Louisville from Southern California.

The brothers face from 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million.

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