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Career Offender Sentenced To More Than Ten Years For Dealing Methamphetamine And Crack Cocaine

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

Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell has sentenced Dameon Q. McDonald (38, Plant City) to 12 years and 10 months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and 5 grams or more of methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty on May 22, 2017.


According to court documents, on February 24, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a Plant City home. As soon as they entered, McDonald tried to flee, carrying a blue bag in his hand. Officers stopped him as he was about to exit the backdoor. Among the items in McDonald’s bag were $4,078 in cash, more than 20 grams of 99%-pure methamphetamine, and distribution quantities of crack cocaine and marijuana. McDonald has numerous prior convictions, including several prior drug-trafficking offenses.


This case was investigated by the Plant City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory T. Nolan.

Updated August 28, 2017

Drug Trafficking