Fernandina Beach Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Distribution
Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Wesley Eugene Parker (25, Fernandina Beach) today pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine. Due to his multiple prior felony convictions for drug offenses, he faces an enhanced maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, on December 28, 2016, and again less than two weeks later, Parker sold powder cocaine to a confidential informant. When law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the home where Parker was living, they recovered firearms, ammunition, and illegal drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.