TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa man has been found guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.
He was also found guilty on one count of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.
Victor Yoel Perez Cremades, 52, Tampa, faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 8, 2023.
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Cremades had been indicted on June 22, 2022.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on September 8, 2021, the FBI served a search warrant at Cremades’s residence at 4813 N. MacDill Avenue in Tampa.
Inside Cremades’s bedroom, agents located a bag containing more than 800 grams of pills pressed to look like oxycodone tablets and over 3,000 grams of methamphetamine. The bag was in the same closet as Cremades’s passport, ID card, and Social Security card.
On the same day, agents intercepted a suspicious package from the mail that was addressed to a fictitious person at 4813 N. MacDill Avenue.
The package contained more than 1,300 grams of methamphetamine and over 1,200 fentanyl pills pressed to look like oxycodone tablets.
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During the search, agents located financial receipts showing Cremades had sent money to the same city from which the suspicious package was mailed.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tampa Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samantha Beckman.
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