Jacksonville Man Sentenced to More than 10 Years for Leading Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Paublo “Chandito” Rondon Quinones (30, Jacksonville) was sentenced to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine.
Quinones had pleaded guilty on January 24, 2019. As part of his plea agreement, Quinones agreed to the administrative forfeiture of an assortment of jewelry and numerous vehicles, including two jet skis, four motorcycles, two sport utility vehicles, a Porsche Panamera luxury sedan, and a Ferrari F430 sports car.
According to court documents, Quinones was the head of a drug trafficking organization that obtained shipments of cocaine via couriers and through the U.S. Mail from various sources of supply in Puerto Rico and Orlando. His organization then supplied kilogram quantities of cocaine to drug dealers throughout Jacksonville, Fla.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Jacksonville District Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.