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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Jaime Dávila Reyes, aka “Peluche” Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison

Press Release

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Today, Jaime Dávila-Reyes, aka “Peluche,” was
sentenced to 21 years in prison for drug trafficking and firearm violations, a-
nnounced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney for the Dis-
trict of Puerto Rico. On June 12, 2015, the defendant plead guilty to four co-
unts from three separate indictments, charging conspiracy to possess with in-
tent to distribute controlled substances. He also plead guilty to using and ca-
rrying firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Since the year 2006, and continuing up to and until the return of the Indictment
in Criminal Case 09-390(ADC), Jaime Dávila-Reyes and others, did knowingly
and intentionally, combine, conspire, and agree with each other and with diver-
se other persons known and unknown to knowingly and intentionally possess
with intent to distribute, heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, and marihuana in protec-
ted locations throughout the Municipality of Naguabo and Caguas, Puerto Ri-
co, specifically in Ignacio Morales-Dávila Public Housing Project in Naguabo
and Jose Gautier-Benítez in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

In the second indictment, Criminal Case 13-435(FAB), the object of the conspi-
racy was to distribute controlled substances at the Gautier Benitez Public Hous-
ing Project for financial gain and profit. Dávila-Reyes was a leader of the drug
trafficking organization and controlled the drug distribution points located at the
Gautier Benitez Public Housing Project.

In the third indictment, Criminal Case 13-534(CCC), the object of the conspira-
cy was to distribute controlled substances at the Morales Ward, in the Municipa-
lity of Caguas for significant financial gain and profit. As a leader in Barriada
Morales, Dávila-Reyes was in control of the drug distribution points. He direct-
ly supervised the operations at Barriada Morales, received the proceeds from the
distribution of narcotics sold during the span of his leadership in the conspiracy
and was in charge of maintaining control of all the drug distribution activities. He
also received payment or “rent” from other drug point owners in Barriada Moral-
es. He also acted as an enforcer and supplier within the conspiracy.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue working along with state and federal
law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute criminals who deprive our
 communities of a peaceful and safe environment,” said Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-
Vélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. “I commend our prosecutors
and investigative agencies who did not rest until they were able to arrest Davila-
Reyes and successfully bring him to justice.”

The defendant was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Aida
Delgado-Colón. The cases were being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys
César Rivera-Giraud, Alberto López-Rocafort and Teresa Zapata-Valladares.

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