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Jury Finds Orlando Man Guilty Of Distributing Methamphetamine

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

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Patrick Hugh Mitchell (56, Orlando) guilty of possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Mitchell faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 25, 2024.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, the Drug Enforcement Administration used a confidential source to conduct controlled purchases from Mitchell to identify his drug sources. During one purchase, Mitchell was identified as the source of supply for 892.5 grams of methamphetamine. Mitchell distributed the drugs in the parking lot of a gas station where he was detailing cars and selling food. Mitchell also bragged about the high quality of the methamphetamine that he sold. The methamphetamine was tested by a forensic chemist and was found to be 100% pure methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Megan Testerman and Michael Sartoian.

Updated June 28, 2024

Drug Trafficking