South Daytona Man Sentenced To Fifteen Years In Federal Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute "Crack" Cocaine And Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition
Orlando, Florida - U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp yesterday sentenced Anthony V. White (31, Daytona) to fifteen years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as "crack" cocaine, and for possessing a firearm and ammunition after having been previously convicted of a felony offense. He was sentenced to a 5-year term of supervision, following his release from prison. The court also ordered White to forfeit the handgun and ammunition seized from him at the time of the offenses. White pleaded guilty on June 25, 2013.
According to court documents, on the morning of March 29, 2012, in connection with a hit and run accident investigation, officers found a stolen car in the parking lot of the La Quinta Inn on W. International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach. The investigation led officers to room 246. When officers knocked on the door, White fled by jumping from the balcony, with a brown purse in his hand. White was apprehended, and the brown purse was found to contain twenty-one baggies of "crack" cocaine, as well as a scale for weighing the drugs. Left behind in the hotel room was a black duffle bag, with a firearm sticking out, and White’s wallet (with identification) next to it.
As a previously convicted felon, White is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law. Moreover, White's extensive criminal record qualified him as an Armed Career Criminal under federal sentencing statutes.
This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Daytona Beach Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney E. Jackson Boggs Jr.