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Cocaine Trafficker from Mexico Sentenced to More than 11 Years in Federal Prison

March 12, 2012

Ocala, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell last week sentenced Olegario Hernandez Najera (40, Mexico) to eleven years and three months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. The court also ordered Najera to forfeit a Smith and Wesson pistol and $76,447 in cash.

Najera pled guilty on November 30, 2011. According to court documents, Najera came to the United States in late 2010, lived briefly in Texas and then traveled to the Ocala area to begin a cocaine relationship with cocaine distributors in the Ocala and Lakeland areas. During the approximately six month conspiracy, Najera and his partner, Jacob Marlo Diaz, distributed approximately fifty kilograms of cocaine, in the Ocala area, to two drug distributors who have also been convicted.

When arrested, agents found $76,447 in drug proceeds in the house in which Najera and Diaz were living. On January 25, 2012, Diaz was convicted of the conspiracy following a trial. He will be sentenced on May 1, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney A. Tysen Duva.









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