Colombian National Sentenced To More Than 17 Years For Trafficking Narcotics On The High Seas And Endangering The Lives Of U.S. Coast Guard Members
Orlando Florida – Amanda Gailene Paul (38, Vero Beach) has pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. She faces up to life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.
According to the plea agreement, on or about November 3, 2020, at the direction of federal agents, a confidential source contacted Paul to purchase three pounds of methamphetamine. Prior to the delivery, investigators located Paul in her vehicle. A subsequent search of Paul’s vehicle revealed three individually packaged plastic bags that contained approximately three pounds of methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Palm Bay Police Department, the City of Cocoa Police Department, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Terry B. Livanos.