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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Polk County Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez-Covington today sentenced Maximilano Reynoso (39, Winter Haven) to 14 years in federal prison for conspiring with others to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Reynoso pleaded guilty on March 4, 2014.

According to court documents, court-authorized wire and electronic intercepts of Reynoso’s cellular phones showed that he was in direct contact with methamphetamine sources of supply in Mexico. Reynoso ordered large quantities of high-purity methamphetamine from Mexico, and supervised couriers who distributed the drugs in Polk County. Reynoso also coordinated the transfer of drug proceeds from Polk County to Mexico. Reynoso’s co-defendant, Gerardo Millian (29, Auburndale), was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison on April 24, 2014. During the investigation, Homeland Security Investigations agents and Polk County deputies made numerous seizures, including one kilogram of methamphetamine shipped via Federal Express from Manzanillo, Mexico to a residence in Polk County, 200 grams of methamphetamine from a residence in Auburndale, 4 kilograms of methamphetamine from a vehicle on Interstate 4 in Polk County, and 40 kilograms of methamphetamine from a residence on Kristen Park Drive, in Orlando.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as part of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher F. Murray.

Updated January 26, 2015