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Nassau County Repeat Offender Sentenced To 100 Months In Federal Prison

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

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard today sentenced Vincent J. Jones, Jr. (47, Fernandina Beach) to eight years and four months in federal prison for distributing cocaine. He pleaded guilty on January 23, 2018. 

According to court documents, Jones sold cocaine to a confidential informant on three separate occasions in October 2017. When law enforcement officers witnessed him driving and attempted to arrest him pursuant to a warrant, he refused to pull over. The officers witnessed him throw a bag of crack cocaine out of the window before he eventually stopped his car. At the time of this incident, Jones had 10 prior felony drug convictions.

This case was investigated by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.

Updated April 30, 2018

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