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Leader Of Opioid Distribution Ring Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

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

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul Byron has sentenced Trevor John (39, Palm Bay) to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, hydromorphone, and heroin. 

John had pleaded guilty on February 28, 2019.

According to court documents, Trevor John was the leader of a group that distributed thousands of opioid pills in in Cocoa, Florida, between May 2017 and September 2018. During the investigation, law enforcement officers made more than a dozen undercover purchases of opioid pills and intercepted hundreds of communications between John and other members of the conspiracy.

Marcus R. Anderson, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Orlando’s District Office stated, “Confronting violent drug trafficking organizations that are distributing fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, and the heroin that is fueling our region’s overdose epidemic is a top priority for the DEA and its law enforcement partners in this investigation: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sherriff’s Office, Apopka Police Department, Casselberry Police Department, Maitland Police Department, Orlando Police Department, Oviedo Police Department, and Winter Park Police Department.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Cocoa Police Department, the Orlando Police Department, the Oviedo Police Department, the Maitland Police Department, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, the Winter Park Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Casselberry Police Department, the Apopka Police Department, the Titusville Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nathan W. Hill.

Updated May 31, 2019

Drug Trafficking