Leader of opioid distribution ring sentenced
Orlando, Fla. – Trevor John, 39, of Palm Bay, was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, hydromorphone and heroin. John had pleaded guilty on Feb. 28, 2019.
According to court documents, John was the leader of a group that distributed thousands of opioid pills in in Cocoa, Fla., between May 2017 and September 2018. During the investigation, law enforcement officers made more than a dozen undercover purchases of opioid pills and intercepted hundreds of communications between John and other members of the conspiracy.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Orlando District Office and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Cocoa Police Department, the Orlando Police Department, the Oviedo Police Department, the Maitland Police Department, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, the Winter Park Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Casselberry Police Department, the Apopka Police Department, the Titusville Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. It is being prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
More information about this case can be found at https://www.flmd.uscourts.gov or https://ecf.flmd.uscourts.gov.
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