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January 12, 2015
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Member of Large Scale Pensacola Cocaine Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Federal Prison

JAN 12 (PENSACOLA, Fla.) – Victor D. Rome, 39, from the Pensacola area, was sentenced in federal court today on drug trafficking conspiracy charges.  Rome was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge M. Casey Rodgers to 280 months’ imprisonment and 10 years of supervision upon his release. 

Rome’s indictment was part of a continuing investigation into a large scale distribution network that involved the transportation of cocaine from Texas into the Northern District of Florida.  Rome’s co-conspirators Coneil T. Wilkins and Ricky L. Blankenship were sentenced last year.  On February 13, 2014, Wilkins was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Lacey A. Collier to 35 years in federal prison for his role in the distribution of approximately $20 million worth of cocaine in Pensacola.  On May 15, 2014, Blankenship was sentenced by Judge Collier to life imprisonment for related drug trafficking offenses.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Pensacola Resident Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola Police Department, and the State Attorney's Office for the 1st Judicial Circuit.  This investigation was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.


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