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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Orlando Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced To 15 Years And Ordered To Forfeit His Home, Vehicles, And Over $600,000

Orlando, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp has sentenced Garry Wiggins (48, Orlando) to 15 years in federal prison for cocaine trafficking. The Court also ordered him to forfeit approximately $611,613, two automobiles, and his home on South Buena Vista Avenue in Orlando, all of which were either used to facilitate the crime, or determined to be traceable proceeds of the offense.

Wiggins pleaded guilty on September 16, 2014.

According to court documents, in about 2010, another Orlando co-conspirator began receiving shipments of kilograms of cocaine from the southwest border region of the United States, and then sold some of that cocaine to Wiggins. These shipments continued until May 31, 2014, when law enforcement agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested the co-conspirator and seized 15 kilograms of cocaine and approximately $109,700. 

On May 31, 2014, agents conducted a controlled delivery and arrested Wiggins, who arrived to pick up the cocaine in a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche containing a toolbox with approximately $175,470 for the anticipated purchase. Following his arrest, agents searched Wiggins’s home, where they found approximately $237,710 in cash, a kilogram of cocaine, a handgun, crack cocaine, and heroin. The residence was fortified with rebar and cement posts. Upon further investigation, agents also seized a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro race car, along with two Chase Bank accounts containing approximately $99,900 and $98,533, respectively.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Irick.

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Updated January 26, 2015