Assistant District Attorney Daniel Hiatt, with the Fayette County District Attorney’s Office, tried the State of Georgia vs. Jovani Valle Delgado to verdict. A Fayette County jury convicted Delgado of Trafficking Methamphetamine. The Honorable Christopher C. Edwards sentenced the defendant to 30 years with the first 15 years to be spent in prison. Delgado was convicted of selling 110 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer with a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) task force. Delgado sold the trafficking amount of methamphetamine in front of a mobile home in north Fayette County.
After Delgado sold the methamphetamine, the DEA continued to investigate the location at which the undercover sale took place. At the conclusion of this investigation, on November 14, 2017, agents executed a search warrant at a mobile home in the park where Edgar Cabera-Gonzales and, his associate, Juan Pablo Romero were located. In this home, was 18 kilograms of methamphetamine. On October 22, 2018 Cabera-Gonzales pled guilty to possessing the 18 kilograms of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 25 years to serve in prison. Romero pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. He will serve 10 years in prison. Special Agent in Charge, Chase Hallman, with the DEA, was the lead officer on the cases.
“The presence of drug traffickers and dealers such as these will not be tolerated in Fayette County.” District Attorney Ben Coker said. “We will continue to use local and state resources to fight against those that intend on putting methamphetamine and other drugs into our community. Thank you to law enforcement and my office for a job very well done."