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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 15, 2019

Lake Worth Resident Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Heroin Containing Fentanyl

A Palm Beach County resident was sentenced to 12 years in prison for distributing cocaine and heroin containing Fentanyl.

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Adolphus P.  Wright, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Rick Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Dave Aaronberg, State Attorney, Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, made the announcement. 

Duwayne Jones, 44, of Lake Worth, Florida, previously pled guilty to distributing a controlled substance (Case No. 19-CR-80004).  On April 12, 2019, Jones was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra to 144 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.   

According to the court record, on October 2, 2018, Jones sold cocaine and heroin laced with Fentanyl to an undercover police officer.  On December 12, 2018, Jones again sold heroin to an undercover officer and was subsequently arrested.  During a search incident to his arrest additional heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and $415 in U.S. currency was recovered. 

Based upon prior police reports and telephone records, Jones was connected to two prior non-fatal overdoses.

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the DEA and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in this matter.  She thanked the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office for their assistance. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Nucci and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Carrabis.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated April 15, 2019