News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 04, 2012
Contact: Mia Ro, PIO
Number: 954-660-4602

Polk County Methamphetamine Traffickers Indicted

May 04 - (Tampa, FL) - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division, United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill, and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, announced the return and unsealing of three indictments charging fourteen individuals with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and, in some cases, distribution of methamphetamine (see chart for additional information). According to the indictments, the conspiracy began on an unknown date, continuing until on or about April 2012.

The indictment charging Pablo Barrios, Felipe Barrios, Arroyo, Rivera, Scott, Heath, Meliton Jaramillo and Resendiz-Ramirez notifies the individuals that the United States intends to forfeit $44,540 in U.S. Currency seized on March 5, 2012, and $56,020 in U.S. Currency seized on March 22, 2012, which are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense.

Name Age/Residence Charge
     
Pablo Barrios 36, Frostproof

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Felipe Barrios 38, Frostproof Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
Arecenio Arroyo 38, Haines City Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
Meliton Jaramillo 29, Frostproof Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
Keila Rivera 26, Davenport Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
Kimberly Scott 35, Brandon Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
Aaron Heath 29, Brandon Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
Ricardo Resendiz-Ramirez 29, Dundee Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine
Robert Ramirez-Maccleash 32, Atlanta, GA

Count One: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

Count Two: Attempted possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine
Fernando Mondragon 27, Frostproof

Count One: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

Count Two: Attempted possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine
Abraham Espinoza-Perez 26, Frostproof

Count One: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

Count Two & Count Three: Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Count Four: Distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

Cristina Barraza-Chavez 31, Eloise

Count One: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

Count Four: Distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine
Luis Falcon-Cruz 31, Haines City

Count One: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

Count Two: Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Count Four: Distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine
Reynel Urbina Lorenzana 41, Haines City

Count One: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

*Rafael Jaramillo 24, Davenport

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

*Charged by Complaint
     
Charge Maximum Penalty

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams
or more of methamphetamine

Mandatory minimum 10 years, and a maximum term life in federal prison.

Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine Mandatory minimum 10 years, and a maximum term life in federal prison.

Attempted possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine

Mandatory minimum 10 years, and a maximum term of life in federal prison.
Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine Mandatory minimum 5 years, and a maximum term of 40 years in federal prison.

This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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