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Six Involved in Large Scale Methamphetamine Trafficking Group Arrested

SEP 01 (DALLAS) - Six individuals have been charged by three separate federal criminal complaints, unsealed today, stemming from their role in selling large quantities of methamphetamine in the Dallas and Desoto areas, announced Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley of the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, the complaints charge Marco Gonzalez, 31, Alma Zoraida Borrayo-Villasenor, 32, Tomas Rodriguez, 37, Jose Trinidad Medina Tapia, 31, and Javier Guizar-Hernandez, 28, with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  Jose Negrete, 42, is charged with knowingly possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  The six defendants made their initial appearances in federal court today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Tolivar. 

Borrayo-Villasenor, Rodriguez, Tapia, Guizar-Hernandez are all citizens of Mexico and were in the United States illegally when the offenses charged occurred.

According to the affidavits filed with the federal complaints, the defendants were involved in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization that involved the recrystallization and distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine and the distribution of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

A search warrant executed at a residence in Desoto revealed multiple kilograms of methamphetamine and a significant amount, at lease 30 gallons, of liquid methamphetamine.  The residence in Desoto was used as a laboratory for the recrystallization of methamphetamine.

A search warrant executed at a residence in Dallas revealed two pounds of heroin, multiple kilograms of methamphetamine, multiple gallons of liquid methamphetamine and approximately $5,000 in cash.  This residence was also used as a laboratory for the recrystallization of methamphetamine.

A federal complaint is a written statement of the essential facts of the offense charged, and must be made under oath before a magistrate judge.  A defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.  The U.S. Attorney’s office has 30 days to present the matter to a grand jury for indictment.  The penalty for the offense charged in the criminal complaints is a maximum penalty of life in federal prison and a $10 million fine.
The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case with assistance from the Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Garland Police Department, Waxahachie Police Department, Dallas Police Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Texas Comptroller’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl is prosecuting. 

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