Two Texas men found with 21 kilos of cocaine by New Jersey State Police in Jersey City pleaded guilty in Hudson County Superior Court today and will be spared potentially far longer sentences had they gone to trial and been convicted.

Jorge Avalo, 45, and Luis Hernandez, 42, both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than five ounces of cocaine this afternoon before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez. According to their plea deals, both men will face 10 years in state prison with no chance of parole until after serving three years.

Both men pleaded guilty to a first degree crime and had they been convicted on the charge at trial they would have faces up to 20 years in prison with no chance of parole until after serving 10 years.

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