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Lakeland Resident Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl Charges

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

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Nahum Rodriguez-Jaimes (48, Lakeland) pleaded guilty today to three counts of possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl. Rodriguez-Jaimes faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment on each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Rodriguez-Jaimes is a citizen of Mexico and subject to deportation.

According to the plea agreement and court records, law enforcement received information that Rodriguez-Jaimes was distributing fentanyl in Plant City. Rodriguez-Jaimes was involved in three separate transactions at a commercial business in Plant City. On September 28, 2023, Rodriguez-Jaimes distributed 200 fentanyl pills; on October 10, 2023, he distributed 300 fentanyl pills; and on October 19, 2023, he distributed an additional 3 baggies of fentanyl pills. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Plant City Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maria Guzman.

Updated June 13, 2024

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