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.
Florida Man Sentenced For Drug TraffickingU.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore has sentenced a 53-year-old man from Highlands County, Florida, to 120 months in prison for drug trafficking.
Florida Man Sentenced For Firearms Offense And For Receiving Illegal Drugs Through The MailU.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Bradleigh Wayne Carter (32, Fort Myers) to 22 years and 6 months in federal prison for attempted possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Bradenton Man Sentenced For Possession Of Drugs And A FirearmU.S. District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington has sentenced Johnny Ordaz (32, Bradenton) to 12 years in federal prison for possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Florida Man Sentenced For Drug And Firearm ChargesRuben Ivan Fuller, 44, of Port Saint Joe, Florida, has been sentenced to thirty years in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence.
Florida Woman Pleads Guilty To Possessing MethamphetamineAmanda Gailene Paul (38, Vero Beach) has pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. She faces up to life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.
Six Individuals Plead Guilty To Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine Using VesselsActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces that six individuals have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a conspiracy to distribute cocaine using vessels subject to the jurisdiction of the United States
Drug Traffickers In Highlands County Sentenced To Federal PrisonSeveral Highlands County men have been sentenced in South Florida federal district court to prison terms for their roles in a powder and crack cocaine drug trafficking ring that had become entrenched in the Lake Placid neighborhood of Highway Park, Florida.