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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Middle District of Florida

For Immediate Release

December 2, 2011

Robert E. O’Neill, United States Attorney

Contact: William Daniels
(813) 274-6388

Pasco County Man Senteced to 31 Years in Federal Prison

Tampa, Florida — U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday today sentenced Michael Allen Lind (48, Port Richey) to 31 years in federal prison for two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and two counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Lind pled guilty on August 26, 2011.

According to court documents, Lind sold cocaine base and firearms to an undercover Pasco County Sheriff’s Office detective on several occasions. Lind has an extensive criminal history.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Walter E. Furr, III.