Published on June 19, 2020
A Greeley businessman will spend the next decade in prison after pleading guilty to drug and money laundering charges earlier this year.
A judge sentenced Alberto Loya Wednesday to 10 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, which was the maximum sentence under a plea agreement, for his role in a northern Colorado cocaine distribution ring.
The Weld County Grand Jury indicted Loya in July of 2019 on multiple charges stemming from a lengthy multi-agency cocaine distribution investigation.
In February, Loya pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, a class one drug felony. He also pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Money Launder, a class four felony.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn prosecuted this case.