José Javier Galván, a 55-year-old Hispanic man who conspired with others to distribute high-purity Mexican methamphetamine in laundry detergent packets, was sentenced by a Florida judge to more than six years in prison.
Galván, who had pleaded guilty on February 2, He received his sentence from a federal judge in Tampa, on the Florida coast of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a statement from the Middle Judicial District of Florida published this Friday.
According to court documents, in July and August 2021, Galván conspired with others to distribute high-purity methamphetamine from Guadalajara, Mexico, to Atlanta and Tampa, in the US.
Galván drove from the Atlanta area to Tampa to plan the distribution of the drug and agreed to sell several kilograms of methamphetamine for approximately $5,700 (5,300 euros) and then make more shipments with a courier.
That drug courier drove from Atlanta to Plant City, Florida, and delivered 4 pounds of high-purity methamphetamine imported from Mexico that was packed into a bright green laundry detergent box.
Galván later traveled from Atlanta to Temple Terrance (Florida). to collect more than 11,000 dollars (10,230 euros) owed to him for the delivery of methamphetamine.
The following week Galván and a drug courier agreed to deliver another multi-kilogram package of methamphetamine to Florida.
The courier drove from Atlanta with the methamphetamine, but police stopped the vehicle in the state of Georgia and upon inspection discovered two boxes of laundry detergent containing approximately 4.9 kilos of methamphetamine, after which the investigation led to Galván.