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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 13, 2014
A. Lee Bentley, III
, United States Attorney
Contact: William Daniels

Clearwater Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington has sentenced Keire Terrell Harvey (24, Clearwater) to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Harvey pleaded guilty on October 15, 2013.

According to court documents, from June 2, 2013 to July 19, 2013, Harvey sold crack cocaine to an undercover Largo Police Department Detective, on five occasions. On July 29, 2013, Harvey was arrested when he showed up to a location, in Largo, to make another sale of crack cocaine to the undercover detective. At the time of his arrest Harvey was in possession of 32.8 grams of crack cocaine, which he intended to sell.

This case was investigated by the Largo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez.

Tampa Field Division