Florida judge sentenced a Mexican to almost 20 years in prison for possession of drugs and weapons

Florida judge sentenced a Mexican to almost 20 years in prison for possession of drugs and weapons

The now convicted sold a kilogram of methamphetamine to a police source in November 2020, after an informant in Mexico provided him with Marín-Domínguez’s phone number.

The Mexican citizen Evaristo Marín-Domínguez was sentenced by a federal judge in Tampa (Florida, USA) to almost 20 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine and for possession of a shotgun and three pistols.

The middle judicial district of Florida reported this Thursday that Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced Marín-Domínguez, 34, a native of Michoacán, Mexico, to 19 years and 7 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Marín-Domínguez had pleaded guilty in April 2022.

According to court documents, the now-convicted man sold a kilogram of methamphetamine to a police source in November 2020, after an informant in Mexico provided him with Marín-Domínguez’s phone number.

During a subsequent meeting to collect payment, Marin-Dominguez told the source that he had recently delivered 8 kilograms of methamphetamine and had another 16 kilograms available.

Marin-Dominguez was arrested in Florida’s Highlands County in 2021.

During a search of the residence of Marín-Domínguez, the police seized almost four kilograms of methamphetamine, close to a quarter of a kilogram of heroin, a shotgun, a rifle, three pistols and various drug-related objects.

This operation is part of an investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of several police forces from counties and cities in South Florida.

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