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Vero Beach Resident Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methylone and Firearm Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2013

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Hugo J. Barrera, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, and Deryl Loar, Sheriff, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, announce the sentencing of Omar Edgar Outten, 30, of Vero Beach, Florida. Outten was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez to 75 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

The three count indictment, to which Outten pleaded guilty on August 5, 2013, charged him with possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance - Methylone, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C), possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii), and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

According to the criminal complaint filed on June 25, 2013, on March 25, 2013, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office (IRCSO) detectives executed a state search warrant at the defendant’s home. During the search, IRCSO detectives found and confiscated 132 capsules filled with methylone, multiple empty pill capsules, $1,225.00, a Bersa model Thunder 380, .380 caliber pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, a 12 gauge Mossberg shotgun model 835 Ulti-Mag that had the butt stock removed from the firearm, 50 rounds of .380 caliber ammunition, and eight 12 gauge shotgun shells. In addition, IRCSO detectives seized approximately nine grams of marijuana.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ATF and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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