H-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Aug 27, 2013 6:07 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

5 more panga boat suspects sentenced

Five more people accused of smuggling drugs in a panga boat earlier this year have been sentenced.

Simon Escobar-Quiroz, Waldo Rodriguez, Hector Augustine, and David Tenas have all been sentenced to between two and five years in jail.

Jessica Garcia has been sentenced to felony probation.

All five pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport marijuana.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies say they spotted a group of people unloading drugs from a panga boat in Montana de Oro State Park back in May.

Fourteen people were found and arrested.

The last person to be sentenced, Francisco Diaz-Garcia, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport marijuana and is facing two years in jail.

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