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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Two Highlands County Men Sentenced for Firearm and Drug Trafficking Offenses



Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, A.D. Wright, Acting Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Miami Field Division, Amos Rojas, Jr., U.S. Marshal, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Hugo Barrera, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), John Burke and Troy Walker, Special Agents in Charge, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Ft. Myers and Miami Regional Offices, respectively, Susan Benton, Sheriff, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Paul C. May, Sheriff, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), and Ken J. Mascara, Sheriff, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office (SLCSO), made the announcement. 

Alex Guerrier, 29, and Robin Jean Guillaume, 28, were sentenced for their convictions for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Guerrier was sentenced to 330 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release and Guillaume was sentenced to 308 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Guerrier and Guillame were part of a drug trafficking organization which operated in Highlands, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties within the Southern District of Florida and elsewhere.  The drug trafficking organization was responsible for the distribution of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine hydrochloride, cocaine base, commonly referred to as “crack” cocaine, and other illegal narcotics.  During the execution of the arrest warrants for Guerrier and Guillaume, two law enforcement officers were shot.

This case is the result of the ongoing efforts by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high level members of drug trafficking enterprises, bringing together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the DEA, USMS, ATF, FDLE, HCSO, OCSO, and SLCSO.  Mr. Ferrer also thanked the Sebring Police Department for their assistance in this matter.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Nucci.

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