March 21, 2018
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Bradenton Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced To Over Five Years In Federal Prison
(TAMPA, Fla..) - Shavon (38, Bradenton) was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine and a substance containing fentanyl and heroin. She pleaded guilty on December 20, 2017.
According to court documents, on two occasions in March 2017, Montgomery sold crack cocaine to an undercover deputy from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. On April 26, 2017, and May 4, 2017, she sold substances containing fentanyl and heroin to an undercover officer from the Bradenton Police Department. During the second transaction, Montgomery agreed to sell more fentanyl to the officer later that day, and shortly thereafter arranged a time and location to conduct the sale.
When Montgomery reversed course on her way to the agreed upon location for the second sale, an officer stopped the vehicle and searched Montgomery and her two passengers. One of the passengers possessed the fentanyl that Montgomery had arranged to sell to the undercover officer. In total, law enforcement recovered approximately 33 grams of fentanyl and heroin during this investigation.
This case is the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task (OCDETF) investigation entitled “Hot Batch.” The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration Tampa District Office, the Bradenton Police Department, and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
More information about this case can be found at http://www.flmd.uscourts.gov or https://ecf.flmd.uscourts.gov