September 29, 2014
Contact: Casey Rettig
Phone Number: (415) 436-7900
Drug Transporter Arrested In Kern County Sentenced
FRESNO, Calif. - Enrique Reynosa, 37, was sentenced today to four years and nine months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing methamphetamine and cocaine with intent to distribute. Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii also ordered the forfeiture of the Silverado pickup truck that Reynosa used to transport the drugs and $1,510 in cash.
According to court documents, on January 15, 2013, a CHP officer stopped Reynosa on Highway 99, south of State Route 119, for a traffic violation. The officer asked for and received verbal and written consent from Reynosa to search the vehicle. During the search, the officer found six pounds of methamphetamine and eight pounds of cocaine inside a speaker box. A drug detecting canine alerted to Reynosa’s right front pocket and led to the discovery of the cash.
This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and California Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Karen Escobar prosecuted the case.