Leader Of Multistate Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced
Public Affairs Officer
CINCINNATI –Reginald S. “Reggie” Myers, 55, Cincinnati, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 232 months imprisonment followed by 10 years of supervised release for leading a multistate drug trafficking conspiracy that brought between 120 and 180 kilograms of powder cocaine into the greater Cincinnati area between 2005 and 2007.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Kevin Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office (FBI), announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett.
Myers was convicted in January 2013 following a five day trial. According to testimony presented during the trial, the organization spread over several states, with Chicago, then Atlanta as the main “distribution centers” and “branch offices” in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York City, Raleigh, NC, and elsewhere, and in total moved in excess of 600 kilograms of cocaine (plus heroin and marijuana) out of Atlanta, generating more than $5 million in profits.
Myers used a hair care business known as Unique from Head 2 Toe, located at 4142 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, for the purpose of carrying out narcotics transactions, and his residence, located at 2032 First Avenue, Cincinnati, for the purpose of discussing business related to narcotics trafficking. FBI agents arrested Myers on February 3, 2009.
Following the verdict, Myers was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and has been held without bond.
Agencies assisting in the investigation include the U.S. Attorneys’ offices in the Southern District of New York, Northern District of Illinois and the District of Maryland, FBI Field Divisions in New York, Pittsburgh and Chicago, the Cincinnati Police Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Athens, Tennessee Police Department.
Stewart commended the investigation conducted by the FBI, as well as Criminal Chief Kenneth Parker and Assistant U.S. Attorney Karl Kadon, who represented the United States in the case.