Thirty-seven-year-old Jason Paul Nino of Waco has been sentenced to 300 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his part in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Nino, along with 37-year-old Homero Figueroa-Nava who lived in Benemerito De Las Americas, Chiapas, Mexico had entered guilty pleas earlier this year and were sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Laredo.

Figueroa-Nava was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison.

One of the charges were  possession with intent to distribute about 22 kilograms( or almost fifty pounds) of methamphetamine.

At the time of their pleas, the court heard that a DEA undercover agent had received about 22 kilos of meth in Laredo with instructions to take it to Dallas.

He was to contact Figueroa-Nava once he arrived at that location.

Figueroa-Nava admitted he received received the meth in Dallas and agreed to deliver it to Nino, the Waco man.

Nino admitted he had received the meth and that it was payment for a previous debt.

Both men have been in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined.