CINCINNATI – A U.S. District Court jury in Cincinnati has convicted a local man of leading a multi-state drug trafficking conspiracy that brought between 120 and 180 kilograms of powder cocaine into the Greater Cincinnati area between 2005 and 2007.
The jury deliberated approximately 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against Reginald S. “Reggie” Myers, 55, of Cincinnati on Thursday on the charge of "conspiring to possess and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine."
The crime is punishable by at least 20 years and up to life in prison, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
Following the verdict, Myers was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and is being held without bond until sentencing. A sentencing date has not been released.
According to court documents, Myers used a hair care business known as Unique from Head 2 Toe, located at 4142 Hamilton Avenue in Cincinnati for the purpose of carrying out narcotics transactions. Myers also used his residence, located at 2032 First Avenue, for the purpose of discussing business related to narcotics trafficking, according to court documents.
The organization was spread over several states, with Chicago and then Atlanta serving as the main “distribution centers,” according to testimony presented during the trial. “Branch offices” in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York City, Raleigh, N.C., and elsewhere moved in excess of 600 kilograms of cocaine out of Atlanta, generating more than $5 million in profits, the FBI reported. The group also involved in heroin and marijuana trafficking.
Myers was originally arrested by FBI agents on Feb. 3, 2009.
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