4.4 lbs. Of Cocaine Nets 50 Year Prison Sentence

Posted On May 09, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

David Reyes-Valdes Dearborn County Sheriff's Dept.

David Reyes-Valdes
Dearborn County Sheriff’s Dept.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A 50 year prison sentence has been handed to a man who planned to distribute 4.4 pounds of cocaine in the Cincinnati area.

Indiana State Police intercepted the payload on Interstate 74 in West Harrison last year. David Reyes-Valdes was the recipient of the payload in Cincinnati and was caught after police staged an exchange of the drugs.

Reyes-Valdes was convicted of Dealing in Cocaine Over Three Grams and Conspiracy to Deal in a Narcotic Drug during a jury trial in March.

On Thursday, Dearborn Superior Court II Judge Sally Blankenship sentenced Reyes-Valdes to 50 years with the Indiana Department of Corrections on each of the two Class A felony trafficking charges. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard say Reyes-Valdes was involved with a Mexican criminal organization based in Chicago known for a large narcotics trafficking operation in Ohio.

Negangard commended the work of the Indiana State Police trooper who initiated the I-74 traffic stop in which the cocaine was discovered. He also thanked the Hamilton County Regional Enforcement Narcotics Unit for their work vital to Reyes-Valdes’ conviction.

The jury was also thanked for their hard work in sifting through the evidence and arguments of counsel before rendering their verdict.


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If you know anybody Dealing Heroin call 1 812 537 3431 and turn them in. You do not have to give your name. Two more over doses in the last week in Dearborn County, one resulting in a fatality, one remains in a coma. One 20 years old, one 21. These are middle class Youngsters.  Talk to your Kids!!!!!!


Street Value of about $50,000 roughly, give or take a few thousand either way, depends on location, Dealer, Purity since Cocaine is usually broken down so each dealer makes more.  So he got a year for each $1,000 worth of Cocaine. In Ohio he might have got 7 or 8 years. Stay out of Dearborn County when dealing or running drugs. The Prosecutor does a good job at throwing the book at you here, and the people don't want you here.