3 cocaine trafficking suspects arrested in River Region

Updated: Jul. 13, 2018 at 1:46 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Three Tuskegee men made an initial appearance in Montgomery federal court Thursday after being arrested for being suspected cocaine traffickers.

U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. said Jose Ocampo-Gonzalez, 49, Kristopher Kashif Baker, 32, and Robert Reynolds, Jr., 47, were all arrested over the last week on charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Franklin said the arrests came after an investigation that led to the seizure of nine kilograms of cocaine, 23 kilograms of marijuana, 100 grams of crack cocaine, and 221 grams of hydrocodone. Additionally, more than $260,000 and at least 13 firearms were seized.

The single conspiracy charge lodged against each suspect carries a possible sentence of between 10 years and life in federal prison where there is no parole.

Each suspect remains in the custody of United States Marshals pending a detention hearing.

Multiple agencies were involved in the investigation including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the Montgomery Police Department, the Prattville Police Department, the Elmore County Sheriff's Office, the Central Alabama Drug Task Force, the Autauga County Sheriff's Office, the Millbrook Police Department, the Eufaula Police Department and the Alabama Attorney General's Office.

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