May 16, 2013
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Miami-Based Crack Cocaine Distribution Organization Sentenced From Three Years To Life In Prison
MAY 16 (FT MYERS, Fla.) - U.S. District Judge John E. Steele has sentenced the following individuals to federal prison for their participation in a conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, also known as “crack cocaine.”
Jude Sereme, Neheme Ductant, Rick Jean, Wilmane Jean, Jophaney Hyppolite, and Eric Bonita were found guilty following a three week trial that ended on October 5, 2012. Rashid Francois, Jennifer Sander and Michael Dupin pleaded guilty.
According to court documents, between July 2010 and October 2011, the above individuals operated as a drug trafficking (“DTO”), between Miami and Fort Myers. The DTO distributed crack cocaine in the North Fort Myers and South Fort Myers area.
This investigation was the result of a comprehensive and dedicated effort by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cape Coral Police Department, Collier County Sheriff's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Miami Police Department.