Three charged for moving 30 pounds of crystal meth into West Palm Beach


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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Armando Arizmendi-Garcia, 24, Bianey Gonzalez-Arizmendi, 28, and Oscar Daniel Martinez-Nunez, 21, have been charged with conspiring to distribute over 30 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.  The three defendants are Mexican nationals.  Two of the defendants made their initial appearances today in federal magistrate court in West Palm Beach. The third defendant made his initial appearance on Friday, January 22, before a federal magistrate judge in Wisconsin, where he was arrested.

According to records, the defendants conspired to move methamphetamine from Atlanta, Georgia for distribution in West Palm Beach, Florida. The plan was interrupted on January 22, 2021, when Arizmendi-Garcia and Gonzalez-Arizmendi delivered over 30 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to an undercover officer. Arizmendi-Garcia and Gonzalez-Arizmendi were arrested on January 22, in West Palm Beach.  Martinez-Nunez, was arrested the same day close to Madison, Wisconsin. According to the charges, Martinez-Nunez was responsible for coordinating the drug delivery.

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If convicted, each defendant faces a mandatory sentence of ten years imprisonment, and up to a maximum of life imprisonment. Arizmendi-Garcia and Gonzalez-Arizmendi made their initial appearances today in federal magistrate court in West Palm Beach.  Martinez-Nunez made his initial appearance on January 22, before a federal magistrate judge in Madison, Wisconsin.

This case was investigated by the DEA West Palm Beach District Office with assistance from the DEA Milwaukee District Office, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the West Palm Beach Police Department, and the Town of Jupiter Police Department. It is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.


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