Four Individuals Charged in Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine and Fentanyl
TAMPA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Arnulfo Rodriguez-Munoz, (41, Fort Worth, TX), Enrique Velasquez (43, Dallas, TX), Heriberto Castillo, (44, Denton, TX), and David Ceballos (27, Alvarado, TX) with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl. If convicted on all counts, each faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, and up to, life in federal prison. The indictment also notifies that the United States intends to any assets which are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense.
According to the indictment, from at least April 2021 through October 2021, the individuals conspired to distribute cocaine and fentanyl throughout the Middle District of Florida.
This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Tampa District Office as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. It is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida.
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