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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Okeechobee Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Over Half-Kilogram Of Cocaine And Six Ounces Of Fentanyl Found In Car

Fort Myers, Florida – Kenneth McQueen (58, Okeechobee) has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He faces a minimum of 5, up to 40 years, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, a City of Arcadia police officer pulled McQueen over for a minor traffic violation. McQueen volunteered that he was in possession of marijuana, but claimed he had just cleaned the car, so no other contraband would be found. A search of the vehicle revealed over a half-kilogram of cocaine and six ounces of fentanyl in multiple locations throughout the passenger compartment.

This case was investigated by the Arcadia Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael V. Leeman.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 8, 2018