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Jacksonville Beach Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine

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

Jacksonville, Florida – Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Diandre Murel (30, Jacksonville Beach) to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine. Murel entered a guilty plea on October 23, 2023. 

According to court documents, Murel and another individual were investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for distributing cocaine in the Jacksonville Beach area. During the course of the investigation, Murel went to Atlanta and purchased almost a kilogram of cocaine. Murel was stopped in Baker County on his way back from Atlanta. Deputies from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office searched the car and located the cocaine. DEA agents and officers from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department then executed a search warrant at a condo where Murel was renting a room. Law enforcement located additional cocaine, three firearms, and over 100 rounds of ammunition inside Murel’s room. Murel’s plea agreement includes a provision that he forfeit the firearms and ammunition seized by law enforcement.  

This case was investigated by the DEA, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot.

Updated June 18, 2024

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