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Nassau County Repeat-Offender Sentenced To More Than Seven Years In Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Offense

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

Jacksonville, Florida – Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced Shawn Andrew Wilson (47, Fernandina Beach) to seven years and eight months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and for violating the conditions of his supervised release. Wilson had pleaded guilty on December 16, 2021. 

According to court documents, at approximately 2:00 a.m. on September 2, 2021, Wilson was riding a motorcycle in Jacksonville with the license plate folded up and not visible – a traffic violation. When a police officer signaled him to stop, Wilson made a U-turn and appeared to pull over but then accelerated and fled.  After racing through a red traffic light at an intersection, Wilson crashed the motorcycle. Officers arrested Wilson and, during a subsequent search, found in his backpack a jacket, the linings of which concealed four plastic bags containing approximately 114 grams of methamphetamine.

Wilson committed this offense while serving a term of supervised release imposed following his conviction for a previous federal offense. Specifically, in July 2019, a federal court convicted Wilson of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and sentenced him to 40 months’ imprisonment, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. Wilson was released from prison and began serving his term of supervised release on April 28, 2021, approximately four months before his arrest in this case.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican. 

Updated July 12, 2022

Topic
Drug Trafficking