Law Enforcement Arrest Two with Hundreds of Grams of Fentanyl
The FBI Cleveland Division, Toledo Resident Agency, the FBI Detroit Division, and the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio, announce the arrest of Alfonso Zasueta (Zasueta) and Jesus Manuel Calderon Zazueta (Calderon) for drug conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl.
Information obtained by the Toledo Metro Drug Task Force on May 4, 2018, identified a Mexican male residing in Detroit, Michigan supplying large quantities of fentanyl and cocaine for distribution in the Toledo, Ohio area. The unknown male was later identified as Jesus Manuel Calderon Zazueta.
Throughout the 10 day investigation, positive field tests were obtained on suspected cocaine and fentanyl provided by Calderon and Zasueta.
On May 14, 2018, Calderon and Zasueta were placed into custody without incident in the Toledo, Ohio area. Approximately 280 grams of fentanyl was seized upon their arrest.
Pursuant to the arrest, law enforcement activity was also conducted in the Detroit, Michigan area resulting in additional fentanyl and cocaine being placed into evidence.
Initial appearances were held Tuesday, May 15, 2018, for Calderon and Zasueta, both remain in custody. A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
This continues to be an ongoing investigation.
This investigation is being conducted by the Toledo Metro Drug Task Force, Toledo FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and FBI Detroit.
Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D Anderson at the Cleveland Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or Vdanderson@fbi.gov.