Man from San Antonio sentenced to 17 years for drug trafficking in Naples

Published: November 11, 2022 12:07 PM EST
Updated: November 11, 2022 12:09 PM EST
Rene Mata, 59. Credit: Collier County Sheriff's Office

A man from San Antonio, Texas, was sentenced to 17 years in state prison on Thursday for selling drugs to an undercover Collier County detective in 2021.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Rene Mata, 59, was sentenced after being arrested in September 2021 and charged with two felonies, one for trafficking in heroin and one for trafficking in fentanyl.

Heroin and fentanyl Rene Mata agreed to sell to an undercover detective in September 2021. Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office

CCSO’s Vice and Narcotics Bureau, with the help of the Special Response Bureau and the Department of Homeland Security, arrested Mata in Naples after he negotiated to transport and sell four kilograms of heroin and 753 grams of fentanyl to an undercover detective.