Charge: Illegal Aliens Used High School Students To Distribute Fentanyl
SPARKS, NV – On April 15, 2021, Jesse Arevalo, 30, and Francisco Navarro-Delgado, 32, were indicted by a federal grand jury for distributing large amounts of deadly fentanyl, and other drugs.
The pair maintained several apartments, used to store both fentanyl and cocaine.
In a press release, the U.S. Attorney's Office stated:
According to allegations in the indictment and arguments made in court, from about November 2019 to March 2021, Arevalo and Navarro-Delgado conspired to maintain several apartments for the purpose of storing and distributing large quantities of fentanyl and cocaine. Arevalo acquired thousands of fentanyl pills as well as kilograms of cocaine per month, using those apartments to store and distribute the controlled substances.
Further, from about November 2019 to February 2020, Arevalo allegedly used students at a southeast Reno high school to distribute controlled substances, including fentanyl pills, on his behalf...During the pandemic, Nevada has seen an increase in overdoses, as illegal drugs and illicit drug use continue to exact an enormous toll across our state.
Arevalo has been charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine and heroin, one count of maintaining drug involved premises and five counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison.
Navarro-Delgado has been charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine and heroin and one count of maintaining drug involved premises. If convicted, he could face up to 40 years imprisonment.
A third man, Jaime "Chivo" Collazo Munoz, 33, was also indicted on four counts of distribution of a controlled fentanyl. If convicted, he could also face up to 40 years behind bars.