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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 21, 2014

Drug Transporter Arrested In Kern County Pleads Guilty

FRESNO, Calif. —Enrique Reynosa, 37, pleaded guilty today to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, according to United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

According to court documents, Reynosa was stopped on Highway 99, south of State Route 119, for a traffic violation. Six pounds of methamphetamine, eight pounds of cocaine, and $1,510 were found inside the car after Reynosa provided consent to search the vehicle. As part of the guilty plea, Reynosa agreed to forfeit the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 150 Crew Cab he was driving and $1,510 in cash seized during the vehicle stop.

Reynosa is scheduled for sentencing on September 29, 2014, before Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii. Reynosa faces 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the California Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Karen A. Escobar is prosecuting the case.

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Docket #: 1:13-cr-060-AWI
Updated April 8, 2015