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Two Men Charged with Possession and Intent
to Distribute 5 Kilograms of Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2012

 

Juan Carlos Fermin-Morel and Modesto Morillo were charged today by Indictment with attempted possession with intent to distribute, and aiding and abetting the attempted possession with intent to distribute of, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that from February 11, 2012 to March 7, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, Fermin-Morel and Morillo attempted to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine.

If convicted of the offense charged, the defendants face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum term of 10 years imprisonment, at least 5 years supervised release, a fine of $10,000,000 and a special assessment of $100.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Joseph T. Labrum, III.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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