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Detroit Man Convicted; Faces 15 to Life for Fentanyl and Cocaine Trafficking, and Illegally Possessing Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

DETROIT – Today, following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy, a federal jury convicted Reginald Hitchcock on charges of fentanyl and cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison announced.

Ison was joined in the announcement by Orville O. Greene, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Detroit Division.

Detroit resident Reginald Hitchcock, 46, was convicted of possessing more than 40 grams of fentanyl and more than 500 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute them. He was also found guilty of possessing ammunition after being convicted of a felony. Evidence at trial showed that Hitchcock was selling drugs out of his house and car on Detroit’s west side. Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration obtained and executed a search warrant on Hitchcock’s home and car. They found more than 290 grams of fentanyl, more than 1 kilogram of cocaine, and 11 rounds of ammunition inside a hidden compartment in the staircase. Hitchcock was arrested in his car with another 50 grams of fentanyl concealed in a secret compartment in the driver’s seat.

“Our office will vigorously pursue drug traffickers who push dangerous drugs like fentanyl and cocaine in our community.” stated United States Attorney Dawn Ison. “This verdict is a result of outstanding work by the Drug Enforcement Administration from the start of its investigation through its finish.”

Because of his prior criminal convictions, Hitchcock is facing a mandatory 15-year prison sentence, with a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by AUSAs Thomas Franzinger and Jeremiah Smith.  

Updated January 12, 2024

Drug Trafficking