Tampa Drug Dealer Sentenced To More Than 17 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Crack Near A School
Tampa, FL - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday yesterday sentenced Asieba Thomas (26,Tampa) to 212 months in federal prison, followed by eight years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.
According to court documents, on three occasions Thomas sold crack cocaine to undercover law enforcement officers. One transaction took place near a daycare center and the other two transactions took place within 1,000 feet of King High School in Tampa. Thomas was sentenced as a career offender because of his prior convictions for dealing in cocaine and marijuana.
This case was investigated by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas N. Palermo.