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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Texas Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years For Methamphetamine Trafficking

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Alvaro De La Torre-Valdez (42, Dayton, TX) to 10 years and 5 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty on April 3, 2015.

According to court documents, Torre-Valdez was a member of a drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting methamphetamine from Texas to Central Florida. In October 2014, he arranged to hide three kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in the spare tire of a car and transport it from his home in Texas to Florida. A trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol stopped the car near Ocala. During the traffic stop, a trained drug detection dog alerted on the car and approximately three kilograms of crystal methamphetamine were recovered from inside the spare tire of the car.

This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bruce S. Ambrose.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 28, 2015