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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Federal Jury Finds St. Cloud Man Guilty Of Attempting To Sell Fake Heroin

Orlando, Florida– Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that a federal jury has found Danny Anthony Collado Nieves (25, St. Cloud) guilty of attempting to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 15, 2017; he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.


According to evidence presented at trial, on November 2, 2016, Collado Nieves attempted to sell over 100 grams of a substance that he believed to be heroin to an undercover police officer for $11,000. Although lab results later confirmed that the “heroin” was not a controlled substance, testimony and evidence showed that he had intended to sell real heroin on that date.


This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sean P. Shecter and Vincent Chiu.

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Updated December 12, 2017