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Convicted Murderer Sentenced To More Than Eight Years In Federal Prison For Selling Crack Cocaine

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

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Rasheed Karreem (38, Jacksonville) to eight years and four months in federal prison for distributing cocaine base, also referred to as “crack” cocaine. Karreem had pleaded guilty on December 8, 2021.

According to court documents, on July 13 and July 25, 2018, Karreem sold crack cocaine to a cooperating defendant who was working at the direction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. At the time, Karreem was on state probation for the January 2018 battery of Jamie Lawyer.  On August 10, 2018, Karreem shot Lawyer to death as she sat in her vehicle in a McDonald’s drive-thru in Jacksonville. Karreem is serving three consecutive life sentences in connection with the murder of Lawyer.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor.

Updated March 8, 2022

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