February 04, 2015
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Two Highlands County Men Sentenced For Firearm And Drug Trafficking Offenses
Two Highlands County men who shot two law enforcement officers during the execution of arrest warrants were sentenced for firearm and drug trafficking offenses
MIAMI - A.D. Wright, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field Division, Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Amos Rojas, Jr., U.S. Marshal, U.S. Marshals (USMS), Hugo Barrera, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and (ATF), John Burke and Troy Walker, Special Agents in Charge, Florida Department of Law (FDLE), Ft. Myers and Miami Regional Offices, respectively, Susan Benton, Sheriff, Highlands County Sheriff’s (HCSO), Paul C. May, Sheriff, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s (OCSO), and Ken J. Mascara, Sheriff, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s (SLCSO), made the announcement.
Alex Guerrier - , 29, and Robin Jean Guillaume - , 28, were sentenced for their convictions for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking in Fort Pierce, Florida. Guerrier was sentenced to 330 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release and Guillaume was sentenced to 308 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
According to court documents, Guerrier and Guillame were part of a drug trafficking organization which operated in Highlands, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties within the Southern District of Florida and elsewhere. The drug trafficking organization was responsible for the distribution of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine hydrochloride, cocaine base, commonly referred to as “crack” cocaine, and other illegal narcotics. During the execution of the arrest warrants for Guerrier and Guillaume, two law enforcement officers were shot.
This investigation was conducted by the DEA, USMS, ATF, FDLE, HCSO, OCSO, SLCSO, with assistance from the Sebring Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.