Five Sentenced In Pensacola For Drug Conspiracy Convictions
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA - Labarren D. Fields, 34, of Pensacola; Marquis Marchello Hopkins, 31, of Cantonment; Jamil Demario Tenon, 28, of Pensacola; Eldon Turmaine Abram, 28, of Pensacola; and Clifford Earl Scott, II, of McDonough, Georgia were sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Lacey A. Collier, for their convictions on federal drug conspiracy charges. The sentences were announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
The indictment and factual summaries filed in federal court allege that federal authorities identified a sizeable cocaine and marijuana trafficking operation, with sources of supply in both Texas and Georgia, transporting kilograms of cocaine and large amounts of marijuana into the Pensacola area for distribution. The on-going investigation involved multiple states and federal agents in the Pensacola area coordinated closely with federal agents in Texas and Georgia. Locally, there have been six federal convictions to date with other indictments pending.
Four of the defendants sentenced today pled guilty to conspiracy to possess more than five kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute, with Abrams pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute.
Labarren D. Fields received a sentence of 200 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release and a $200 mandatory special monetary assessment. Clifford Earl Scott, II, received a sentence of 140 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special monetary assessment. Jamil Demario Tenon received a sentence of 140 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special monetary assessment. Eldon Turmaine Abram received a sentence of 24 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special monetary assessment. Marquis Marchello Hopkins received 5 years of probation and a $100 mandatory special monetary assessment based on the Court’s determination that he was a minor participant in the overall conspiracy, that he immediately admitted guilt and that he cooperated with law enforcement.
The case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Pensacola, with assistance from the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, the Pensacola Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Thomas P. Swaim prosecuted the case for the government.