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Callahan Man Charged With Possession With Intent To Distribute Controlled Substances

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that James Darrell Hickox (37, Callahan) has been charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, up to 40 years, in federal prison.

According to the criminal complaint, Hickox possessed with intent to distribute cocaine, MDMA, and 40 grams or more of fentanyl. He has been employed with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years and formerly served as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officer from March 2014 through September 2022.

A complaint is merely a charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, with assistance from United States Customs and Border Protection. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Hamilton.

The United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and United States Customs and Border Protection thank the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their cooperation during this investigation.

Updated March 20, 2023

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