Florida Man Sentenced to 20 Years on Methamphetamine Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 09, 2009|
NORFOLK, VA—Jose Luis Gamez, Jr., 30, of Haines City, Fla, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Gamez was sentenced by United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith. Gamez previously pled guilty on June 4, 2009.
According to court documents, Gamez utilized vacation rental properties in the Sandbridge area of Virginia and a post office box, both in his girlfriend’s name, to facilitate the distribution of illegal narcotics. Gamez had been traveling from Florida to Virginia since about November 2008, and had sent over $200,000 in narcotics distribution proceeds via money transfers, bank deposits, and money orders to various people in Florida, California, and Mexico.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Laura Everhart prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.