Guilty Plea

May 17, 2019

Winter Garden convicted felon pleads guilty

ORLANDO, Fla. – Kenneth Bernard Smith, 54, of Winter Garden, Fla., pleaded guilty today to two counts of possessing ammunition and a firearm as a convicted felon and two counts of distributing cocaine and heroin. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison. Smith is scheduled to be sentenced in August 2019.

May 14, 2019

Eleven individuals plead guilty to conspiring to manufacture and distribute heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other controlled substances in Manatee and Pasco Counties, resulting in death

TAMPA, Fla. – Eleven individuals have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute, manufacturing and possession with the intent to manufacture at least one kilogram of heroin, at least 40 grams of fentanyl, carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, cyclopropylfentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, the distribution of which resulted in one death from carfentanil intoxication.


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