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Florida Man Sentenced for Cocaine Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that MIGUEL GAMEZ, age 32, of Fort Meyers, Florida, was sentenced today for conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride and for obstruction of justice.

GAMEZ pled guilty on June 21, 2017, to conspiring with others to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, and to obstructing justice by attempting to destroy a cellular telephone. 

Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced GAMEZ to 70 months in prison, as well as 3 years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations in investigating the matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 9, 2018

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