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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
Roger B. Handberg, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Bradenton Drug Trafficker Convicted At Trial

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Pierre C. Marc (37, Bradenton) guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 400 grams or more of fentanyl, marijuana, and heroin. The jury also found Marc guilty of possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana and 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Marc faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 14, 2024.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Marc was a major drug distributer in the Middle District of Florida. During the trial, a witness testified that Marc supplied him with an ounce of fentanyl and 1 to 2 kilograms of cocaine every week between January and September 2019 for distribution in Pinellas County. In 2021, Marc arrived at a controlled delivery of fentanyl with more than 300 grams of fentanyl and a firearm. Another witness testified that in 2020 and 2021, Marc supplied him with 3 to 5 kilograms of fentanyl for distribution in Manatee County.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the St. Petersburg Police Department, and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shauna S. Hale.

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