Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison
ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Jose Armando Delgado Martinez (35, Orlando) to 14 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute over a kilogram of fentanyl and fentanyl-laced heroin. Delgado-Martinez had pleaded guilty on November 9, 2021. Two of Delgado-Martinez’s codefendants were sentenced earlier this month for their roles in this case: Bolivar Anibal Cordova Jr. (42, Windermere) was sentenced to 12 years and 7 months in federal prison, and Luis Manuel Cordero (40, Orlando) was sentenced to 8 years and 6 months in federal prison.
According to court documents, between August 2019 and April 2021, Delgado-Martinez, Cordova, and Cordero worked together to distribute fentanyl-laced heroin to a DEA cooperating source and undercover officers on 15 occasions. In addition to distributing approximately 680 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin to the DEA for around $35,000, the conspirators also maintained a storage locker that contained more than 611 grams of pure fentanyl. All of the drugs were seized by federal agents.
The conspirators also produced rap videos depicting drug dealing and guns along with the torture, mutilation, and murder of government informants. Delgado-Martinez’s sentence was enhanced as a result of his effort to bribe Cordova into falsely testifying in the case.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Orlando District Office, with assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Winter Park Police Department. It was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
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