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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bradenton Man Sentenced To Ten Years For Possessing Methamphetamine With The Intent To Distribute

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven today sentenced Andrew Aaron Kutt (46, Bradenton) to 10 years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. He pleaded guilty on November 3, 2017.

According to court documents, during January and February 2017, Kutt sold fentanyl and methamphetamine to an individual inside his residence on multiple occasions. On February 24, 2017, deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Kutt’s residence and recovered various controlled substances, including more than 20 grams of crystal methamphetamine and over 4 grams of a substance containing fentanyl. Kutt admitted that all the drugs found in the home belonged to him.

This case is the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation entitled “Hot Batch.” The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply. The investigation was conducted by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Sinacore.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 2, 2018