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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Major Marijuana Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 10 Years

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge James Moody today sentenced Aaron Edwin Remaley (39, Riverview) to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.  As part of his sentence, the Court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $284,250, representing part of the proceeds of the charged criminal conduct. Remaley pleaded guilty on August 26, 2014.

According to court documents, Remaley conspired with a group of associates to ship thousands of pounds of marijuana via UPS from the Texas border to Sarasota, Hillsborough, and Polk Counties. Evidence presented at his sentencing hearing revealed that in 2014, he had arranged for the shipment of at least 1,860 pounds of marijuana and funneled at least $927,000 of related drug proceeds back to his suppliers in Texas.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Scruggs.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 25, 2015