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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Jacksonville Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years For Leading Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Paublo “Chandito” Rondon Quinones (30, Jacksonville) to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. 

Quinones had pleaded guilty on January 24, 2019. As part of his plea agreement, Quinones agreed to the administrative forfeiture of an assortment of jewelry and numerous vehicles, including two jet skis, four motorcycles, two sport utility vehicles, a Porsche Panamera luxury sedan, and a Ferrari F430 sports car.

According to court documents, Quinones led a drug trafficking organization that supplied kilo-quantities of cocaine to drug dealers in Jacksonville. His organization had multiple sources of supply and obtained shipments of cocaine via couriers and through the U.S. Mail from suppliers in Puerto Rico and Orlando.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 29, 2021