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Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Philadelphia Pair Charged In Drug Case

Antonio Smith-Valera, a/k/a “Antonio Smith,” 56, and Moise Calzadilla, a/k/a “Cuba,” 39, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged by Indictment today with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine, and attempted distribution of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Smith-Valera was additionally charged with possession with intent to distribute crack, cocaine, and heroin; possession of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crime; and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

If convicted, Smith-Valera faces a maximum of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 15 years imprisonment, a minimum of eight years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $21,500,000 fine, a $600 special assessment, and forfeiture. If convicted, Calzadilla faces a maximum of 80 years imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment, a minimum of four years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $6,000,000 fine, a $300 special assessment, and forfeiture.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.

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