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Atlanta Man, With Ties To Mexico, Convicted Of Cocaine And Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Stptember 8, 2011

Orlando, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that a federal jury yesterday found Jose Nunez-Valencia, a/k/a “El Cachos” (54, Atlanta) guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. Nunez-Valencia faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 16, 2011.

Jose Nunez-Valencia was indicted on August 18, 2010.

According to the testimony and evidence presented at trial, Nunez-Valencia traveled to Kissimmee with other co-conspirators to purchase up to 15 kilograms of cocaine. Nunez-Valencia was willing to exchange pound quantities of methamphetamine for kilograms of cocaine.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kissimmee Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Haas.



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