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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 5, 2014

Three Individuals Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine As A Result Of Operation Glass House

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that three individuals have been arrested on federal charges as a result of a joint federal, state, and local law enforcement investigation dubbed Operation Glass House. Luis A. Acosta (34, Crescent City) was charged with conspiracy to distribute multiple quantities of pure/actual crystal methamphetamine pursuant to a federal criminal complaint. Enrique Munoz (41, Del Rio, Texas) and Juan Espinoza (33, Crescent City) were each charged by indictment with one count of conspiracy to distribute multiple quantities of pure/actual crystal methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute pure/actual crystal methamphetamine. Each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.

According to court documents, Acosta, Munoz, and Espinoza participated in a conspiracy to acquire and distribute methamphetamine across state lines. The methamphetamine was ultimately distributed throughout Putnam County, Florida. As a result of Operation Glass House, law enforcement agents seized approximately four kilograms of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Malisa Chokshi.

An indictment/complaint is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

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Updated January 26, 2015