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Five Members of a Methamphetamine and Cocaine Distribution Ring Charged with Drug Trafficking Offenses

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

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced the unsealing of a seven-count indictment charging five individuals with drug trafficking offenses. The indictment alleges that the defendants were members of a drug trafficking organization (DTO) that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine mailed to, and distributed throughout, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, including in Reading, Quakertown, Bensalem, Plymouth Township, Coopersburg, and elsewhere.

Members of the DTO used addresses obtained through associates in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to mail the drugs, and then had members of the organization pick up the packages for subsequent distribution to their dealers.  

During the investigation, law enforcement seized forty firearms, over 100,000 rounds of ammunition, 60 pounds of methamphetamine, one kilogram of fentanyl, one kilogram of cocaine, 65 pounds of marijuana, fentanyl/heroin, 300 fentanyl pills, six pounds of mushrooms, and $15,000.00 in United States currency.

The individuals charged include Michael Sanchez, 32, of Los Angeles, California; Avrian Haywood Mack, 21, of Reading, Pennsylvania; David Matthew Yohn, 53, of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania; Aived Abel Garcia, 25, of Chula Vista, California; and Miguel Aliaga, 36, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia’s El Dorado Task Force, HSI Allentown, HSI Los Angeles, HSI San Diego, HSI LAX, Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Drug Strike Force, Quakertown Borough Police Department, Richland Township Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Berks County Detectives, United States Postal Inspection Service, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General (PAOAG), Bensalem Police Department, Montgomery County Detectives, and the Orange County Probation Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lizmar Bosques and Special Assistant United States Attorney Tom Gannon.

An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 14, 2024

Drug Trafficking