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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Members Of The “Oviedo Soldiers” Sentenced To Prison For Heroin Conspiracy And Firearms Charges

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway has sentenced Freddrick Dorr (46, Oviedo), James Dellafield, Jr. (24, Sanford), Beth Farber (30, Orlando), and George Materazzi (46, Orlando) to federal prison for drug trafficking. The Court also ordered each to forfeit firearms and U.S. currency that are traceable to proceeds of the offenses. A fifth individual, Danny Hampton (36, Oviedo) is scheduled to be sentenced on October 17, 2017. Each previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin. In addition, Hampton and Dellafield each pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

 

According to court documents, Hampton, Dorr, Dellafield, Farber, and Materrazi were affiliated with a drug trafficking organization known as the “Oviedo Soldiers” that distributed heroin, cocaine, and other narcotics in Seminole and Orange Counties. The organization was also known to law enforcement as the source of several violent crimes in the area. During the investigation, agents recovered multiple firearms. Each of the defendants has a criminal history involving drugs, firearms, and/or violent crimes.

 

Dellafield received a sentence of seven years in federal prison. Dorr was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment. Farber was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, and Materazzi received a sentence of three years and one month in federal prison.

 

“The investigation and prosecution of members of this organization demonstrates the collective hard work of our law enforcement partners and prosecutorial team,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Muldrow. “We will continue to combine and utilize our resources to combat violent crime and drug trafficking in our communities.”

 

"This case emphasizes how successful the collaboration between state, local and federal law enforcement can be," said Paul Wysopal, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Tampa Division. "The combined effort made our community safer by ridding the streets of these violent career criminals."

 

“I am extremely proud of the work done by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang and Narcotics Units in partnership with the MBI, the FBI, and ICE-HSI to bring this criminal group to justice,” said Sheriff Jerry L. Demings. “Cocaine and heroin trafficking result in violence and death, and the dismantling of this organized group will have a positive impact on public safety in our community.”
“The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation was pleased to work with federal and local law enforcement partners to bring the defendants in this drug trafficking organization to justice,” said Director Ron Stucker. “The prosecution of this drug trafficking organization will disrupt the flow of illegal drugs and reduce violence in the community.”

 

“These sentencings send a clear message to criminals that law enforcement will use every investigative technique possible to ensure the dismantling of criminal organizations in our communities,” said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa. “HSI and our law enforcement partners are dedicated to making communities safer by bringing violent criminals to justice.”

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Embry J. Kidd.

Updated March 29, 2017