Lucas Lopez -- #16543-018
30 Years -- Cocaine Conspiracy
My name is Lucas Lopez and was a simple fisherman until my son was brought into a drug conspiracy by a friend who had become a confidential informant.
My son Benito's
friend told him that he needed a boat for a job. Benito would not give him the boat, but he'd do the job himself. I went with my son to meet with U.S. Customs agents who wanted to use my boat.
We were told to go to Tampa to look for a boat that we never did find. When we returned, we were both arrested for conspiracy to import cocaine.
We were both sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
I am 69 years old and my son is 30.(Pictured: Lucas and his son Benito with their family)