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Dade City Gang Member Sentenced To 17 Years For Gun And Drug Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew yesterday sentenced Seguiel Medrano (31, Dade City) to 17 years in federal prison for drug distribution and firearm charges. Medrano pleaded guilty on October 15, 2015.

According to court documents, Medrano, a member of a Dade City street gang, sold methamphetamine to undercover law enforcement officers, and was armed during the drug transactions. During a search of Medrano’s residence, law enforcement seized multiple firearms, ammunition, narcotics, and cash.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacie B. Harris.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy.  United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Regina Lombardo, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. It is also a part of ATF’s Frontline strategy to reduce violent crime in our communities.

Updated February 17, 2016

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Project Safe Neighborhoods