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Ocala Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Distribute Narcotics

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

Ocala, Florida – Corey Andrew Carnegie (34, Ocala) has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute narcotics, including 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison.

Carnegie had been indicted on September 2, 2020.

According to the plea agreement, on November 26, 2019, pursuant to a search warrant, law enforcement officers searched a vehicle that Carnegie had been driving and found nearly 900 grams of methamphetamine. During the execution of a search warrant of Carnegie’s cellphone, agents found evidence that Carnegie had been operating a marijuana grow operation at another residence. When that home was searched pursuant to a search warrant in December 2020, agents located numerous firearms and ammunition and nearly half a kilogram of powder cocaine. Agents also located the marijuana grow operation in a shed behind the home.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ocala Police Department, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Hamilton.

Updated May 21, 2021

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