Renton man accused of drug trafficking pleads not guilty

Suspect had approximately 41 pounds of fentanyl powder.

A 27-year-old Renton man identified as a high-level drug trafficker has pleaded not guilty to charges after law enforcement discovered large quantities of narcotics in his possession, including approximately 41 pounds of fentanyl powder.

Bruno Moreno-Camacho, 27, pleaded not guilty to three charges including two counts of violating the uniform controlled substances act and conspiracy to commit violation of the uniform controlled substances act.

Prosecutors identified Moreno-Camacho as having committed “major” violations of the uniform controlled substances act, more “onerous than the typical offense of its statutory definition.”

“The current offense involved an attempted or actual sale or transfer of controlled substances in quantities substantially larger than for personal use,” prosecutorial documents stated.

Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Moreno-Camacho held an address at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Vuemont Place Northeast in Renton, according to arrest documents.

According to prosecutorial documents, Moreno-Camacho admitted to law enforcement to be in Washington for the sole purpose of trafficking drugs, distributing drugs in the King County area at the direction of his boss in Mexico.

At the time of his arrest on Oct. 27 for investigations of violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, law enforcement found 41 pounds of fentanyl powder and 95 pounds of methamphetamine in his possession, totalling to $2.6 million in street value, according to prosecutorial documents. The 41.8 pounds of fentanyl found in his possession held the potential to kill 10 million people.

The King County Superior Court reserved a decision on Moreno-Camacho’s bail.

The court scheduled Moreno-Camacho’s next hearing for Dec. 6.

Moreno-Camacho will face a jury trial scheduled for Jan. 16.