Lake County man sentenced to 25 years for drug conspiracy

One co-conspirator has pleaded guilty, the other is awaiting trial, records show

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Lake County man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on Wednesday for leading a drug ring.

Devonne L. Walker, 36, was convicted after being arrested on June 25. Between 2018 and 2019, Walker was the leader of a drug distribution ring that imported more than 100 kilograms of meth, over 50 kilograms of cocaine, over 1 kilogram of heroin and over 50 kilograms of marijuana, investigators said.

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Investigators said Walker worked with two co-conspirators based in Phoenix, Arizona who would ship him drug parcels that he would distribute to other dealers in Florida.

According to a news release, the two other co-conspirators were charged in the same case. One has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing, and another is facing trial in January 2022.

The DEA investigated the case with help from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service, Homeland Security Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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