MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — A Georgia man was found guilty Thursday for his part in a large-scale drug trafficking operation that spread through the South, including in the Wiregrass.
According to a release from the Department of Justice, Dennis Reinaldo Peralta, 38, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, helped bring in large amounts of methamphetamine from Mexico out of Atlanta.
“The conspirators would sometimes possess 30 kilograms (66 pounds) or more of methamphetamine at a time to be available for distribution,” a release from the Department of Justice states.
According to a testimony heard at court, Peralta himself sold 2.2 pounds in a deal once.
One of Peralta’s co-conspirators — Byrant Pouncy, 46, of Enterprise — reportedly received a minimum of 11 pounds of meth, which was then given to users in Enterprise and the Wiregrass.
Around seven people were identified and arrested for their part in the operation, the release states.
Each person on this list has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in a few months:
- Bryant Pouncy, 46, of Enterprise, Alabama
- Antonio Pouncy, 40, of Enterprise, Alabama
- Kimberly Pouncy, 29, of Enterprise, Alabama
- Ervin Bradham, 55, of Enterprise, Alabama
- Lynn Donaldson, 52, of Enterprise, Alabama
- Santos Rivera-Fernandez, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia
- Rogelio Israel Pimentel, 22, of Rex, Georgia
All the conspirators face at least 10 years or a life sentence in federal prison. There will be no chance of parole.
They now await their hearing in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.