On Friday, September 16, a jury found a Sparks resident guilty of distributing fentanyl, a lethal synthetic drug.
Jaime Collazo Munoz, alias “Chivo,” (36) was found guilty on two counts of fentanyl distribution after a five-day trial. Miranda M. Du, Chief U.S. District Judge, presided over the jury trial and set sentencing for December 16, 2022.
Munoz faces up to 40 years in prison under the law. Each conviction carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five years.
According to evidence produced at trial and court documents, Munoz distributed at least 80 grams of fentanyl in exchange for more than $10,000 from July to November 2020. Munoz sold fentanyl pills from the Stay Faded Barbershop in Sparks, Nevada.
The statement was made by U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kevin Adams.
The DEA, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), United States Marshals Service (USMS), Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, and Regional Narcotics Unit investigated the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Andolyn Johnson and Andrew Keenan.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine: a few milligrams of this chemical compound, comparable to a few grains of table salt, is all it takes to trigger a lethal overdose.
If you have information on a suspected violation of controlled drugs laws and regulations, such as the growing, manufacturing, distribution, or trafficking of controlled narcotics, please contact the DEA at (800) 842-4422.
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