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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lakeland Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years For Cocaine Trafficking

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. yesterday sentenced Kesner Joly (53, Lakeland) to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Joly pleaded guilty on September 3, 2014.

According to court documents, Joly was a kilogram-level cocaine distributor in the Central Florida area. On multiple occasions in 2013, he acquired kilograms of cocaine from South Florida and delivered the drugs to individuals located in the Middle District of Florida. During the conspiracy, Joly distributed at least five kilograms of cocaine in this fashion. Law enforcement seized a total of four kilograms delivered by Joly, as well as $68,000 from prior cocaine transactions. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew C. Searle.

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Updated January 26, 2015