Five Accused of Drug Conspiracy
They face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
TAMPA – U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the unsealing of an indictment charging five with conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, 400 grams of fentanyl, and 100 grams of a fentanyl analogue.
If convicted, Anthony Jerome Lang, 60,of Tampa; Travell Kinkay Jones, 40, of West Palm Beach; Vanzini Nicholas Hansell , 37, of Tampa; Amber Miller, 32, of Tampa; and Carlton Reid Mallard, 61, of Tampa, each face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
According to the indictment, from at least June 2017 through February 2018, Lang, Jones, Hansell, Miller, and Mallard took part in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues in the Middle District of Florida, which includes Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, and Ocala. An indictment is a formal charge that a defendant has violated one or more of the federal criminal laws.
This case is the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task force investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Tampa Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, and money laundering organizations, and those organizations primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.
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