Sixteen Plead Guilty As A Part Of Operation Ice MamaThe Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has an update on a 2019 operation that led to the arrest of sixteen people for methamphetamine trafficking and other drug offenses.
Outrage after Delaware State Univ. lacrosse team bus searched for drugs in GeorgiaVideo from a traffic stop involving Delaware State University’s lacrosse team is sparking outrage. Georgia police searched their bus and luggage for drugs in what the university called a “humiliating process.”
Gang Leader Sentenced For Drug And Gun OffensesOn Monday, Keon Moore (30, Tampa) was sentenced to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm or ammunition as a convicted felon and possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute them. Moore had been indicted on June 4, 2020. A jury found him guilty on October 21, 2021.
Man Arrested For Thirty-One Charges Including Carjackings And Driving Under The InfluenceOn March 6, 2022 at approximately 4:13 p.m., deputies responded to the Dunedin Cove Motel located at 1220 Main Street in Dunedin after a report of two men physically fighting. Upon deputies’ arrival, it was discovered that 27-year-old Kenneth Lunford engaged in a physical altercation with a male at the motel following a drug transaction. Lunford then took the man’s car keys and fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.
Tampa Man Guilty To Distributing Fentanyl And HeroinNicholas Primo, 35, of Tampa has pleaded guilty to distributing a substance that contained a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. Primo faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Fort Myers Man Sentenced For Possessing FentanylU.S. District Judge Thomas Barber has sentenced Bobby Louis Lesane, Jr. (37, Fort Myers) to 13 years in federal prison for possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl.
Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty For Distribution Of Methamphetamine And FentanylDaytona Beach drug trafficker, Maxwell A. Vega, pled guilty today in federal court in Ft. Pierce to one count of distribution of over 50 grams of methamphetamine, one count of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of distribution of fentanyl.
Man Arrested After Fleeing From Deputies In A Stolen VehicleAt around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, PCSO deputies located a stolen vehicle at the Shell gas station (2225 Combee Road S) in unincorporated Lakeland. The vehicle was a silver 2009 Ford F150 reported stolen from Okeechobee County.
Colombian National Extradited To Face Drug Charges In The United StatesActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of a 2019 indictment charging Piero Antonio Lubo-Barros, a/k/a “Nostradamus,” (41, Colombia, South America) with conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine knowing and intending it to be imported into the United States. If convicted on all counts, Piero Antonio Lubo-Barros faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine ChargeJason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencing of Roger Slaughter, 35, of Perry, Florida. Slaughter was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. Slaughter’s sentence was the result of a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.
Armed Robber Sentenced For Perpetrating A String Of Armed RobberiesAnthony Lavell Williams, Jr. has been sentenced for perpetrating a string of armed robberies in Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cobb, and Hall Counties during which Williams assaulted pharmacy customers and forced employees to surrender cash and tens of thousands of opioids and amphetamines to him.
Florida Man Sentenced For Distribution Of DrugsU.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber has sentenced Ahmad Rashad Weston, a/k/a “Blood,” (42, St. Petersburg) to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of a drug mixture containing heroin and fentanyl, as well as 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Tampa Man Guilty Of Gun And Drugs CrimeA federal jury has found Keon Moore (29, Tampa) guilty of possessing a firearm or ammunition as a convicted felon and possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute them. Moore faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to, 40 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 6, 2022.
Florida Man Sentenced For Dealing MethamphetamineUnited States District Judge Aileen M. Cannon sentenced 51-year-old Donald Reid to seven and one-half years in prison for dealing methamphetamine.
Florida Man Guilty To 2014 Robbery And 2018 Murder Relating To Nightclub Drug ConspiracyCorey Small (43, St. Petersburg) has pleaded guilty to interfering with commerce by robbery and to using and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, as well as to conspiring to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense, and possessing, brandishing, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, causing death by murder.