Orlando man jailed after DEA agents seize 150 pounds of meth, multiple kilos of other drugs

A 35-year-old Orlando man has been charged with drug trafficking after the Drug Enforcement Administration seized 150 pounds of methamphetamine and over 100,000 pressed pills from a local residence.

On Friday, U.S. Middle District of Florida Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the filing of a criminal complaint charging George Andrew Pherai-Bogeajis with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

In addition, Pherai-Bogeajis is facing additional charges related to the seizure of numerous kilograms of methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl and cocaine, pressed pills, firearms, and drug proceeds.

According to court documents, a federal search warrant was executed on April 9, 2024, at two residences – one in Orlando and the other in Ocoee – used by Pherai-Bogeajis.

150 pounds of meth, other drugs, firearms, cash seized from Orlando and Ocoee homes on April 9, 2024 merged photo of cocaine, cash
Some of the drugs and cash that DEA agents seized from the Orlando residence on April 9, 2024.

While searching the Orlando residence, DEA agents found approximately 150 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 100,000 pressed pills in the garage. In a bedroom, agents also recovered three kilograms of cocaine, four firearms, and over $700,000 in drug proceeds.

150 pounds of meth, other drugs, firearms, cash seized from Orlando and Ocoee homes on April 9, 2024 merged photo of firearms
DEA agents found these firearms in a bedroom during a search of the Orlando residence on April 9, 2024.

At the home in Ocoee, agents located several thousand pressed pills, 10 kilograms of marijuana, and two vehicles with hidden compartments that are “commonly used for concealing narcotics.”

Pherai-Bogeajis was not at either property at the time the search warrants were executed, but he was later apprehended and transported to Seminole County Jail. He is currently being held at the jail without bond.

A criminal complaint is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.   

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Orlando Police Department, Ocoee Police Department, Oviedo Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Customs Border Protection. It will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dana E. Hill.

If convicted on all counts, Pherai-Bogeajis faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.

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