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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 4, 2017
Benjamin G. Greenberg
, United States Attorney
Contact: Sarah J. Schall

Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing and Selling Firearms and Narcotics

On July 28, 2017, a convicted felon from Miami-Dade pled guilty to selling firearms and narcotics. 

 

Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office; Peter J. Forcelli, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Division; and Juan J. Perez, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), made the announcement.

 

Maxo Ducler, 34, of Miami, pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver controlled substances, possession with the intent to deliver controlled substances, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Dulcer faces maximum statutory sentences of up to life in prison for the charges of conviction.  Ducler is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks on October 13, 2017.

 

According to the court record, including the agreed upon factual proffer, on February 28, 2017, Ducler sold cocaine; on March 8, 2017, he sold a loaded firearm and additional ammunition; and on March 22, 2017, he sold cocaine and a firearm.  Widner Gabriel, 37, of Miami, was present for the March 22, 2017 firearm sale and helped Ducler to unload the firearm before the transaction was complete.  On May 3, 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant on the “stash house” used to facilitate the drug and firearm sales.  Gabriel was found inside the stash house with the keys to the residence and approximately $3,000.  Law enforcement seized four firearms, approximately two hundred rounds of ammunition and narcotics such as cocaine, fentanyl, MDMA, and Oxycodone from the stash house.

 

Gabriel pled guilty on July 12, 2017, to possession with the intent to deliver controlled substances, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Gabriel faces maximum statutory sentences of up to life in prison for the charges of conviction.  He is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Middlebrooks on September 12, 2017. 

 

Mr. Greenberg commends the investigative efforts of the ATF and MDPD.  Mr. Greenberg also thanked the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office for their assistance.  This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Marianne Curtis from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

 

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. 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.

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Field Division: Miami Field Division