Information from confidential informant, drug runner led to Reyes’ arrest


Last Updated on November 11, 2015 – 4:41 PM CST

Guadalupe Reyes is being held in the Randall County Jail on a federal hold after he was arrested Monday during an FBI raid on several Moore County locations.

Information from a confidential informant and a man who says he delivered hundreds of pounds of marijuana for Guadalupe Reyes led to Reyes’ arrest Monday, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court.

An FBI task force officer submitted the complaint on Saturday, alleging that Guadalupe Reyes is a “multi-pound marijuana distributor in the Cactus area and is responsible for the distribution of several hundred pounds of marijuana per week throughout the area as well as Oklahoma, Kansas, Ohio and Nebraska.”

Dumas Police Department Lt. Thomas Flood also works as an FBI Task Force Officer, and he filed the affidavit in support of the complaint in the United States District Court. The affidavit states that a shooting incident in Cactus led to information that detailed Reyes’ drug distribution activities.

On Nov. 10, 2014, the Cactus Police Department and Moore County Sheriff’s Department responded to a weapon being discharged at 402 Sherri Drive in Cactus. The resident, Daniel Pallares, gave officers permission to search the residence, and they found $131,919 in cash in vacuum-sealed bags under a bed. They also found a 6-foot piece of steel tubing in the garage with one plate welded onto one end and another plate lying beside it.

During an interview with Pallares and an FBI Confidential Human Source (CHS), Pallares told agents he had been working for Reyes for about a year, transporting hundreds of pounds of marijuana from Amarillo to Kansas and Ohio. Pallares said he would conceal money in the tubing found in the garage when he returned to Cactus from those states. He would keep the money at his house in Cactus, which Reyes owned. Pallares said Reyes directed him to make the trips, and all the money found in his house was proceeds from the marijuana sales.

The affidavit says the CHS then met with Reyes on Nov. 14, 2014, and during a recorded conversation, Reyes asked if all the money had been taken from Pallares’ house. The CHS told him Pallares was arrested for the possession of about $20,000, and Reyes told the CHS it should have been closer to $130,000.

The CHS met with Reyes again Nov. 18, 2014, the affidavit says, and the conversation was recorded again. During that conversation, Reyes said he would put up the money for Pallares to bond out of jail, but he also was concerned about a cell phone Pallares was using because he would use its GPS to find the marijuana drop off locations or to pick up cash. Reyes told the CHS he had been in contact with people in Kansas, and they were worried their addresses were in the phone. Reyes said he had told Pallares to stop staying in motels because he was leaving a paper trail.

The affidavit says Reyes committed the offense of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. He is being held in the Randall County Jail on a federal hold.