July 26, 2018
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Lake Worth resident pleads guilty to distributing heroin, carfentanyl, cocaine
LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Roberto Paul Mendoza, 28, of Palm Beach County, pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of distribution of heroin, carfentanyl, and cocaine; one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin; and one count of knowingly possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
According to the court record, on three occasions Mendoza sold heroin mixed with carfentanyl and cocaine to an undercover police officer. Thereafter, during the execution of a search warrant of Mendoza’s residence, more than 100 grams of heroin and a firearm were discovered and seized by law enforcement.
For the counts of conviction, Mendoza faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison. Mendoza is scheduled to be sentenced by a U.S. District Court Judge on September 25, 2018 in West Palm Beach.
This case was investigated by the DEA, West Palm Beach District Office and the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by the Unites States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.