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Five Members Of Bradenton-Based Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Indicted For Federal Drug Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Francisco Avellaneda-Hernandez, a/k/a “Flaco” (28, Bradenton), Gonzalo Delarosa, a/k/a “Gordo” (24, Bradenton), Glenn Olvera (25, Sarasota), Sergio David Gutierrez-Olmos, a/k/a “Chavo,” a/k/a “Chilango” (36, Bradenton), and Alexis Hernandez, a/k/a “Alex” (53, Atlanta, GA) with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than five-hundred grams of methamphetamine and more than one kilogram of heroin. If convicted on all counts, each faces a minimum mandatory of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. The indictment also notifies the defendants that the United States intends to forfeit any assets that are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense.


According to the indictment, between April and November 2016, the individuals conspired to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. In addition to the conspiracy, Avellaneda-Hernandez, Delarosa, Gutierrez-Olmos, and Olvera are charged in separate counts with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.


An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.


This case is the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation entitled “Amarillo Sky.” The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office, the Lakeland Police Department, the Plant City Police Department, and the New York Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Baeza.

Updated December 12, 2017

Drug Trafficking