Guns Confiscated In Operation “Titan Fall”

Leader Of Fentanyl, Cocaine Distribution Ring In Orlando Gets 40 Years

 Guns Confiscated In Operation “Titan Fall”
Guns Confiscated In Operation “Titan Fall” (Source: DOJ)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Carlos Roman, 57, Orlando, has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm equipped with a silencer in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Judge Dalton also sentenced three individuals who conspired with Roman to distribute fentanyl and cocaine: James Richard Howell (37, Silver Springs) to 57 months; Kenneth Angel Vera (31, Orlando) to 27 months; and Joely Manuel Burgos (39, Orlando) to 51 months.

Roman and Vera pleaded guilty on December 6, 2022. Howell and Burgos pleaded guilty on December 5, 2022, and December 28, 2022, respectively.

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According to court documents, Roman supplied cocaine and fentanyl to Howell, Burgos, and Vera for resale and regularly communicated with each of them on a cellular telephone that was monitored by law enforcement pursuant to a court-ordered authorization.

On August 9, 2022, Roman was arrested at his home with 19 firearms, 6 silencers, 3 flash-bang grenades, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

“Illicit fentanyl is highly addictive and incredibly destructive. The individuals who bring this poison into our communities must be held accountable for their actions,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Deanne L. Reuter. “The success of this investigation is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of these investigators as well as the cooperation and collaboration between DEA and our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. DEA remains committed to these partnerships to continue to keep our communities safe and healthy.”

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