Leesburg Man Convicted Of Distributing “Crack” Cocaine And Illegal Pills In Tangerine, Florida
Orlando, Florida - A federal jury found Fredrick Bodison (33, Leesburg) guilty today of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack” cocaine. Bodison was also found guilty of distribution and possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine and other illegal controlled substances in pill form, including 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as “Ecstasy”, and N-Benzylpiperazine (BZP). He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 1, 2012.
Bodison was indicted on September 21, 2011, along with twenty other individuals, as part of “Operation Woodchop.” Operation Woodchop targeted illegal drug and firearm activity in Zellwood and Tangerine, Florida. All of the other individuals have since pleaded guilty.
According to evidence presented at trial, Bodison sold “crack” cocaine and illegal pills from a residence on Wadsworth Road, in Tangerine. On June 15, 2011, he sold “crack” cocaine to law enforcement via a co-defendant. On June 28, 2011, and again on August 5, 2011, Bodison sold “crack” cocaine and illegal pills directly to a confidential informant. Bodison cooked the “crack” cocaine himself at the location on Wadsworth Road and was carrying a pistol during one of the transactions.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Mount Dora Police Department and the Tavares Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney E. Jackson Boggs Jr.