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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bradenton Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced To Over Five Years In Federal Prison

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday today sentenced Shavon Montgomery (38, Bradenton) to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine and a substance containing fentanyl and heroin. She pleaded guilty on December 20, 2017.

According to court documents, on two occasions in March 2017, Montgomery sold crack cocaine to an undercover deputy from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. On April 26, 2017, and May 4, 2017, she sold substances containing fentanyl and heroin to an undercover officer from the Bradenton Police Department. During the second transaction, Montgomery agreed to sell more fentanyl to the officer later that day, and shortly thereafter arranged a time and location to conduct the sale. When Montgomery reversed course on her way to the agreed upon location for the second sale, an officer stopped the vehicle and searched Montgomery and her two passengers. One of the passengers possessed the fentanyl that Montgomery had arranged to sell to the undercover officer. In total, law enforcement recovered approximately 33 grams of fentanyl and heroin during this investigation.

This case is the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation entitled “Hot Batch.” The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply. The investigation was conducted by the Bradenton Police Department, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Sinacore.

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Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated March 21, 2018