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Sanford Man Sentenced To 46 Months For Possession With Intent

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

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron today sentenced Joshua Warner (26, Sanford) to 46 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute ethylone, commonly marketed as the street drug “Molly,” and Alpha-PVP, commonly marketed as the street drug “Flaka.”  Warner pleaded guilty on May 19, 2016.

According to court documents and testimony presented at sentencing, in late December 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted two packages with Warner as the named addressee.  One package contained approximately 500 grams of ethylone, and was addressed to Warner’s residence in Sanford.  A second package contained 497 grams of Alpha-PVP and was addressed to the home of Warner’s friend, also in Sanford.  On January 7, 2015, agents conducted controlled deliveries of both packages to the respective addresses.  Immediately after the deliveries, agents executed search warrants at both residences.  At Warner’s home, agents found additional amounts of ethylone and a handgun inside Warner’s car located in the garage. During an interview with agents, Warner admitted that he was receiving the ethylone and the Alpha-PVP to sell to customers. 

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vincent S. Chiu.

Updated September 29, 2016

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