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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lake City Men Sentenced To More Than Five Years For Distributing Methamphetamine

Jacksonville, Florida– U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced Jeremy Roldan (45, Lake City) and Gene Wakeley (43, Lake City) to five years and five months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine. Roldan was also sentenced for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. 

Roldan pleaded guilty on June 19, 2017, and Wakeley pleaded guilty on October 20, 2017.

According to court documents, on December 13, 2016, Roldan and Wakeley sold approximately seven grams of methamphetamine to an individual in Lake City for $400. On February 1, 2017, Roldan also sold a .38 caliber revolver to an individual for $200. Roldan was previously convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, selling/distributing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine, and cheating. As a previously convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

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

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a historical program involving the successful collaboration of law enforcement, at all levels, to reduce violent crime and making neighborhoods safer for everyone. In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop districtwide crime reduction strategies, incorporating the lessons learned since the program’s inception (2001). In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated February 1, 2018