Tampa Man Convicted Of Drug Trafficking
Tampa, FL - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that a federal jury yesterday found Demetrius Gregory Floyd (33, Tampa) guilty of possession of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute. Floyd faces a minimum of 10 years, up to a maximum of life in federal prison.
Floyd was indicted on February 16, 2012.
According to testimony presented at trial, on October 10, 2010, Demetrius Gregory Floyd was found in the bedroom of a residence during the execution of a court authorized search warrant. During the course of the search, agents located more than 300 grams of crack cocaine in the bedroom. In addition, they also located sandwich bags, a digital scale, and razor blade. Through testimony given at trial, jurors learned that those items are often used in the drug trafficking business, to package and distribute narcotics. Floyd’s DNA was also discovered on packaging that contained 33 grams of crack cocaine.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Tampa Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shauna S. Hale.