Leader Of Fort Myers Drug Trafficking Organization Guilty Of Killing An FBI InformantA federal jury has found Fort Myers man guilty of conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine and of tampering with an informant by killing.
Two High-Volume Drug Traffickers And Three Others ArrestedOn Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) arrested five people during a drug trafficking investigation that began in late October.
Man Sentenced For Possessing Fentanyl And A FirearmU.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Laquan De’Shay Jones (23, Apopka) to seven years in federal prison for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute it and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The court also ordered Jones to forfeit the firearm and ammunition that he was carrying as part of the offense.
Final Defendant Sentenced In Drug Trafficking ConspiracyThe last of four defendants has been sentenced to federal prison in a drug trafficking conspiracy that shipped cocaine and cash from coast to coast.
Undercover Investigation Of Illegal Drug Trafficking Arrests 29 In The Lake Wales AreaFollowing a 16-month undercover investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office undercover Narcotics detectives and the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force made 29 arrests in the Lake Wales area and obtained three arrest warrants related to the trafficking, sale, and possession of illegal narcotics.
Three Arrested In Drug ConspiracyActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Devonne L. Walker (35, Lady Lake, FL), Tymane D. Hamilton (29, Phoenix, AZ), and Kanisha D. Savage (28, Phoenix, AZ) with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking And Firearm ChargesKeith A. Penn, 41, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence.
Jacksonville Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking CocaineJacksonville Man has been sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine.
Two Men Sentenced For Drug Trafficking Over 400 Kilograms Of MethamphetamineJuan Carlos Torres-Carranza and Luis Pineda-Soto have been sentenced for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 418.95 kilograms of methamphetamine.
Nine Arrested After A Drug Trafficking InvestigationThe Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested nine people for drug trafficking and various other charges, after a suspicious package was discovered at a shipping facility on Wednesday, June 23.
Florida Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Drug TraffickingFlorida man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Thursday, May 27, for drug trafficking and firearms charges.
Dominican Republic Congressman Arrested At Miami International Airport For Drug TraffickingFederal Law Enforcement Officers arrested a foreign elected official for drug trafficking on Monday, May 17 at the Miami International Airport.
5 Kilos Of Meth Sold To Polk County Undercover Detectives, 3 ArrestsAn undercover operation Polk County results in three arrests, two of which are in the U.S. illegally. The investigation revealed Meth trafficking connections to Mexico, Colorado, Atlanta and Polk County.
President Trump Visits South Florida, Discusses COVID-19, Schools And VenezuelaSkylar Henry reports from the White House that President Trump briefly addressed the coronavirus pandemic during a visit to U.S. Southern Command. President Trump confirms, "...before it hit, we were doing really well, and we're still doing very well but now we're getting back on track."