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Orange County Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

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

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton today sentenced Jennifer Lee Branham (42, Orlando) to 6 years in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Branham had pleaded guilty on July 26, 2023.

According to court documents, in early 2022, Branham sold controlled substances to a confidential source in Orange County. Based on those drug sales, on February 23, 2022, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Branham’s residence. Inside her bedroom, detectives located over 200 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, small baggies, various other controlled substances, and a loaded 9mm Springfield semi-automatic handgun.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karyna Valdes.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated December 19, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking