Drug Enforcement Administration

Miami

Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge

July 09, 2015

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (954) 660-4500

Bradenton Man Arrested For Distributing Methamphetamine Disguised As Candy

A mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine packaged as retail candy. (Presented as Exhibit A Case 8:15-mj-01441-MAP.)
A mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine packaged as retail candy. (Presented as Exhibit A Case 8:15-mj-01441-MAP.)

TAMPA, Fla. - A.D. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field Division, and A. Lee Bentley, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announces the filing of a criminal complaint charging Jesus Casteyano, a/k/a Jesus Castellano, a/k/a Jesus Castellano-(53, Bradenton), with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. Casteyano made his initial appearance in federal court yesterday and was detained pending trial.

According to the complaint, Casteyano and others agreed to distribute and distributed 500 grams or more of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine that was contained in and packaged as retail candy.  

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
         
This case was investigated by the DEA Tampa District Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

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