Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Bolivar Anibal Cordova, Jr. (42, Windermere) and Luis Manuel Cordero (40, Orlando) to 12 years and 7 months and 8 years and 6 months in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl-laced heroin. Cordova and Cordero had pleaded guilty in October 2021. A third individual, Jose Armando Delgado-Martinez (34, Orlando), previously pleaded guilty to his role in this conspiracy. Delgado-Martinez is scheduled to be sentenced on January 26, 2022.
According to court documents, between August 2019 and April 1, 2021, Cordova, Cordero, and Delgado-Martinez worked together to distribute fentanyl-laced heroin to, and collect drug proceeds from, a DEA cooperating source and undercover officers on 15 occasions. In addition to distributing approximately 680 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin to the DEA for approximately $35,000, the conspirators also maintained a storage locker that contained more than 611 grams of pure fentanyl. The conspirators also produced Spanish-language rap videos depicting drug dealing, proceeds, and guns along with the torture, mutilation, and murder of government informants. Cordova’s sentence was enhanced due to his leadership role in the organization and his possession of a firearm when he was arrested. Cordero’s sentence was enhanced as a result of his role in maintaining the storage locker where the 600 grams of fentanyl was stored.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Winter Park Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dana E. Hill.
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