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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ILLEGAL ALIEN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN FIFTEEN YEARS

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza today sentenced Fredy Herney Nieto-Marin (37, Revere, Massachusetts) to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin. Because Nieto-Marin (a Columbian citizen) is an illegal alien, he is subject to deportation after serving his prison term. Nieto-Marin pleaded guilty on January 19, 2016.  

            According to court documents, Nieto-Marin met with a confidential source (CS) working for the Drug Enforcement Administration regarding potential drug deals. Nieto-Marin met with the CS on Nieto-Marin’s way back to Massachusetts, after dropping off $45,000 for a prior drug deal. During the meeting with the CS, Nieto-Marin told the CS about a large amount of heroin that was hidden inside Nieto-Marin’s car. A police canine subsequently located approximately 453 grams of heroin that had been concealed inside a hidden compartment in Nieto-Marin’s car. 

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vincent S. Chiu.

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Updated November 23, 2016