For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. July 17, 2014. A Washoe County jury has convicted two local men of charges arising from a three-month investigation that resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine with a street value in excess of $20,000 and documents detailing drug sales from a Sun Valley residence.
Tito Barron-Aguilar and Julio Carlos Reyes-Gomez were convicted of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act after officers located a pound of methamphetamine and more than 400 small baggies of methamphetamine packaged for street-level sale during the execution of search warrants in December 2013.
Barron-Aguilar was also convicted of four additional counts of Unlawful Sale of a Controlled Substance and additional Trafficking charges for sales of methamphetamine between October and December 2013.
Barron-Aguilar, Reyes-Gomez, and a third man, Florentino Soria-Herrera, were arrested on December 4, 2013 after an investigation by the Regional Street Enforcement Team with the assistance of the Northern Nevada DEA Task Force and the Regional Gang Task Force. Soria-Herrera previously pled guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act for his role in the crimes.
Both Barron-Aguilar and Reyes-Gomez will remain in custody until their sentencing on September 16, 2014. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of ten years in the Nevada Department of Corrections with a maximum sentence of either 25 years or life and a mandatory fine of up to $500,000. Both men have also been identified for possible deportation by officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Questions should be directed to Deputy District Attorney Dianne Drinkwater at 775.328.3200.