Two men will spend nine years in federal prison after pleading guilty to laundering proceeds from a drug trafficking operation.
Juan Carlos Alonzo, 41, and David Rodriguez Singlaterry, 28, who are both from Mexico, were arrested in May 2011 after investigators seized $1.1 million from a Charlotte home where the men were staying.
Investigators also found evidence of drug trafficking and money laundering at the residence, and tests revealed some of the seized money had cocaine on it, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Federal authorities said Alonzo and Singlaterry each pleaded guilty in July of 2011 to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. This week, Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. sentenced the men to 108 months in prison.
The men have been held in the Mecklenburg County jail since their arrest, though authorities said the pair will be transferred in the future to a federal facility.