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Major Fentanyl Supplier Pleads Guilty

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

Tampa, Florida – Miguel Dumeng Alvira (35, New York City) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, 100 grams or more of heroin, and cocaine; distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin; and distributing 400 grams or more of fentanyl, 100 grams or more of heroin, and cocaine. Dumeng Alvira faces a minimum mandatory term of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

According to court documents, in April 2018, Dumeng Alvira and a co-conspirator gave approximately 124 grams of a mixture of fentanyl and heroin to a Drug Enforcement Administration confidential source in Tampa.

In June 2018, Dumeng Alvira met his co-conspirator in New York and gave him the following narcotics to distribute in Tampa: approximately 375 grams of fentanyl, approximately 470 grams of a mixture containing fentanyl and heroin, and approximately 487 grams of cocaine. DEA agents arrested the co-conspirator back in Tampa and seized those narcotics.

Following the co-conspirator’s arrest, Dumeng Alvira attempted to supply the DEA confidential source with additional narcotics to distribute in the Tampa area.  On October 12, 2018, DEA agents arrested Dumeng Alvira in Tampa with over half a kilogram of heroin and nearly $30,000 in cash.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Taylor G. Stout.


Updated February 21, 2019

Drug Trafficking