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Drug traffickers sentenced to prison after undercover operation

McCarty and Olivarez were taken into custody after deputies found two loaded weapons and methamphetamine at their home in Mathis, Texas.
Credit: Angela Piazza for The Texas Tribune
Prison officers are using force more often on inmates in Texas.

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, Texas — San Patricio County Narcotics Deputies, Homeland Security, Jim Wells County Investigators, along with DPS, executed a search warrant at a residence in Mathis, Texas.  

According to Deputies, after an undercover drug operation, 31-year-old Scott McCarty and Parris Olivarez of Mathis, Texas were arrested at their home. McCarty and Olivarez were taken into custody after deputies found two loaded weapons and methamphetamine in their possession. 

"McCarty was previously convicted of a felony for failure to register as a sex offender, plus burglary of a habitation, and therefore is prohibited from possessing a weapon per federal law. Olivarez was previously sentenced to 120 months in prison, plus 5 years probation," stated authorities.

U.S. District Judge Nelva G. Ramos sentenced McCarty with 200 months in prison and 5 years probation plus 120 months for the weapons offense, Deputies say. 

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