Lakeland man found guilty of trafficking in methamphetamine
November 7, 2013
Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury yesterday found Ricky Muoio (Lakeland) guilty of distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment in federal prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 27, 2014.
Muoio was indicted on May 1, 2013.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on April 11, 2013, a confidential source (CS) working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) purchased two ounces of methamphetamine, for $3,000, from Muoio, at his Lakeland residence on Creekwood Run. On April 24, 2013, DEA agents executed a federal search warrant at the residence. In one of the bedrooms, they found and seized a total of approximately 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine, $3,500 in cash, and a digital scale.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kathy J.M. Peluso.
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