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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Vero Beach Woman Sentenced To Over 10 Years For Possessing More Than 500 Grams Of Methamphetamine

Orlando Florida –U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced

Amanda Gailene Paul (38, Vero Beach) to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Paul had pleaded guilty on September 14, 2021.

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 containing 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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Terry B. Livanos.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 15, 2021