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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 15, 2023
Roger B. Handberg
, United States Attorney

Orlando Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington has sentenced Lennen Pacheco Colon, 25, of Orlando, to six years and 11 months in federal prison for distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl, to be served consecutive to a 200-month sentence Colon has received in the Southern District of Florida for armed kidnapping and carjacking. Colon had pleaded guilty to the MDFL offenses on April 11.

According to court documents, in January 2023, Colon advised a confidential informant that he had a supply source who wanted to sell $25,000 worth of fentanyl pills. The CI informed Colon that the CI wanted a sample of the pills before agreeing to a large order. Colon agreed to sell the CI 1,000 fentanyl pills for $4,5000.

On or about Jan. 18, Colon met the CI at a location in Hillsborough County. Colon met the CI at the CI’s vehicle and exchanged a bag of pills for $4,500. The bag contained 992 pills that a Drug Enforcement Administration lab later confirmed to be fentanyl.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the U.S. using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shauna S. Hale.

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Tampa Field Division