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Jacksonville Man Sentenced To More Than 8 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Methamphetamine

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

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Sule Pedro (47, Jacksonville) to eight years and four months in federal prison for the distribution of methamphetamine. Pedro entered a guilty plea on April 13, 2023.

According to court documents, Pedro was a known drug trafficker selling methamphetamine and fentanyl out of a carwash in the Jacksonville area. Between January and August 2022, Pedro sold approximately 230 grams of methamphetamine and 23 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating defendant. On September 27, 2022, federal and state law enforcement executed a search warrant at the carwash, where they recovered two firearms and approximately 325 grams of methamphetamine, 57 grams of fentanyl, 268 grams of alpha-PVP (also known as “flakka”), hydrocodone pills, and other narcotics. 

“This sentencing emphasizes the severity of exploiting a legitimate business to fuel the scourge of narcotics trafficking in our communities,” said Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tallahassee Assistant Special Agent in Charge Nicholas Ingegno. “HSI’s partnerships with Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are instrumental in combating drug trafficking and safeguarding the well-being of our communities.”

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David B. Mesrobian.

Updated June 12, 2024

Drug Trafficking