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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