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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Georgia Woman Sentenced To 14 Years For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Methamphetamine Into The Middle District Of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. today sentenced Barbara Caylor-Hernandez (48, Dalton, Georgia) to 14 years in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Caylor-Hernandez had pleaded guilty on January 9, 2019.

According to court documents, in April 2017, the FBI, and later the DEA, started an investigation into the drug trafficking organizations (DTO) that supplied motorcycle clubs operating in the Middle District of Florida with distribution amounts of methamphetamine. To date, 21 individuals have either pleaded or been found guilty as a result of the joint investigation.

As a result of this investigation, law enforcement learned that Caylor-Hernandez was one of the leaders of a DTO that was distributing kilogram amounts of methamphetamine from Georgia to other DTOs and individuals located in central Florida. Members of the Caylor-Hernandez DTO transported methamphetamine from Georgia to various cities in central Florida, including St. Augustine, Holly Hill, and Daytona Beach, for further distribution.

As part of the conspiracy, one of the members of the Caylor-Hernandez DTO distributed methamphetamine to members of the Pagans and Thunderguard Motorcycle Gangs. Georgia Highway Patrol troopers arrested Caylor-Hernandez on May 9, 2018, after she was found in a vehicle with approximately 3.8 kilograms of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the DEA, the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Daytona Beach Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 29, 2019