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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Key West-Based Drug Trafficker Who Conspired With Members Of The Pagans Motorcycle Gang To Distribute Methamphetamine Sentenced To Twenty Years In Prison

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Keith Kirchoff (41, Key West) to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crime. A jury had found Kirchoff guilty on February 26, 2019.

According to testimony presented at trial, in March 2018, Kirchoff conspired with members of the Pagans motorcycle club to deliver ounce quantities of methamphetamine to Pagans members located in Daytona Beach and Key West, Florida. On March 21, 2018, members of the Florida Highway Patrol pulled over a vehicle driven by Kirchoff and found nearly 10 ounces of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm.

“The FBI is committed to dismantling criminal organizations who threaten the safety of Central Florida,” said Rachel L. Rojas, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Jacksonville Division, “and we will continue to work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to disrupt the flow of dangerous drugs into our communities.”

This case was investigated by the FBI, the DEA, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Daytona Beach Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated May 21, 2019