Officer Arrested for Money Laundering $350,000

Harris County Constable Precinct 1
Harris County Constable

Deputy Constable Arrested for Drug Charges

(TX) – Alexsander S. Reyes, a deputy constable with the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, was arrested on Tuesday along with his girlfriend. Both Reyes and his girlfriend were charged with one count each of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. Reyes was also charged with an additional two counts of money laundering.

FBI Investigation

It’s not known how the criminal activity came to light, but when it did Harris County Constable, Alan Rosen, immediately sought the help and resources of the FBI. The FBI investigation included the constable’s office, the Houston Police Department, the FBI’s Houston division, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The investigation, and sting, went on for at least four months. According to the Department of Justice indictment, “The indictment alleges Reyes laundered what he believed was $350,000 in drug proceeds over a four-month-period.” 

Indictment by Grand Jury

A federal grand jury was tasked with examining the evidence prosecutors had accumulated in the case against Alexsander Reyes and his girlfriend, Priscilla Yvette Cervantes. On April 1 they returned the 3-count indictment against the two. According to ABC13,

“The charges allege that on two occasions in the fall of 2020, Reyes attempted to launder proceeds from drug activity and that he and Cervantes conspired to possess and distribute cocaine.”

Officer Taken into Custody

Deputy Constable Reyes, and his girlfriend, who appeared to be living well in their 4,300 square foot, $600,000 home, were taken into custody. According to several news articles, law enforcement officers used Reyes’s own handcuffs on him when they arrested him. Reyes’s girlfriend, Priscilla Cervantes, was released with restrictions, but prosecutors asked that Reyes be kept in jail. The judge will hear from both sides during a hearing on Friday, before a decision is made. According to ABC13,

“If convicted, they face a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison as well as a possible $10 million maximum fine. Reyes also faces up to 20 years if convicted of either of the two counts of money laundering.”

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