Castro District Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine Distribution
SAN FRANCISCO – Jonathan Gildart was sentenced on September 4, 2013, to 87 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine in San Francisco’s Castro District, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.
Gildart pleaded guilty on May 22, 2013, to distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to the plea agreement, Gildart admitted that on February 15, 2013, at a shipping business on Castro Street in San Francisco, he sold methamphetamine to an individual in exchange for $3,000. On that same date, at his apartment in the Castro District, Gildart possessed additional methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others. Both the shipping business and Gildart’s apartment were within 1,000 feet of two schools.
Gildart, age 31, was charged by Information on May 14, 2013, in anticipation of his guilty plea. The defendant has been in continuous federal custody since April 15, 2013.
“Methamphetamine has become a large problem in our communities, and has had a significant impact in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Our office is committed to seeking serious consequences for those dealing methamphetamine in our neighborhoods, particularly where methamphetamine is sold near schools,” said Ms. Haag.
The sentence was handed down by The Honorable Maxine M. Chesney, U.S. District Judge, following a guilty plea to one count of violation of distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)(viii). Judge Chesney also sentenced the defendant to a four-year period of supervised release.
The prosecution is the result of an operation by the San Francisco Police Department and investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.