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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

West Palm Beach Man Sentenced for the Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl Resulting in Death

A Palm Beach County resident was sentenced to 102 months in prison for distributing heroin laced with fentanyl resulting in the death of a 24 year-old man.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Ric Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), and Sarah J. Mooney, Chief, West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD), made the announcement.

Travis Reshard Preston, 38, of Palm Beach County was found guilty of five counts of distributing heroin to an undercover officer in August of 2017.  Preston was sentenced to 102 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, and a $500 special assessment, after the Government asked the Court to enhance his sentence based upon a prior distribution he made which resulted in the death of a 24 year-old New Jersey man. 

Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the DEA, PBSO, WPBPD, and the Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force for their assistance in this matter. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Nucci.

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 on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated November 7, 2017