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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Federal Jury Convicts Key West-Based Drug Trafficker Who Conspired With Members Of The Pagans Motorcycle Gang To Distribute Methamphetamine

Orlando, Florida – A federal jury yesterday found Keith Kirchoff (41, Key West) guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Kirchoff faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Kirchoff is the nineteenth person to be found guilty as a result of a joint FBI and DEA investigation into drug-trafficking organizations that supplied outlaw motorcycle clubs with distribution amounts of methamphetamine in the Middle District of Florida.

Kirchoff was indicted on August 9, 2018.

According to testimony presented at trial, in March 2018, Kirchoff conspired with members of the Pagans motorcycle club to deliver ounce quantities of methamphetamine to Pagans members located in Daytona Beach and Key West, Florida. On March 21, 2018, members of the Florida Highway Patrol pulled over a vehicle being driven by Kirchoff and found nearly ten ounces of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the DEA, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Daytona Beach Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 27, 2019