Largo Man Sentenced To Almost 13 Years For Trafficking Methamphetamine
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell has sentenced Zhenya Bulgakov (40, Largo) to 12 years and 11 months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The Court also ordered him to forfeit a Hummer limousine that is traceable to the proceeds of the offense. Bulgakov pleaded guilty on September 19, 2016.
According to court documents, on April 29, 2016, Bulgakov was driving with a passenger in his truck in the Clearwater Beach area. During a traffic stop and search of that vehicle, law enforcement officers located a hidden safe containing more than $113,000 in cash and approximately 360 grams of 99% pure methamphetamine. Prior to that date, Bulgakov had purchased, transported, and sold 14 pounds of methamphetamine and had arranged to purchase a similar amount in the near future.
This case was investigated by the FBI. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory T. Nolan.