State Attorney Brian Haas announces the conviction of Pioquinto Bejar-Salamanca, a 59-year-old Haines City man for trafficking more than 200 grams of amphetamine (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a structure with intent to trafficking amphetamine.
Bejar-Salamanca was convicted by a six-member jury, which deliberated for about two hours on Wednesday. The more than 800 grams of methamphetamine has a street value of over fifty thousand dollars.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Seth Solomon.
Bejar-Salamanca faces up to 45 years in prison with a 15-year mandatory prison term when he is sentenced on August 30. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Wales Police Department were critical partners to the State Attorney’s Office in securing this conviction.