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Orlando Man Pleads Guilty To Narcotics And Weapon Offenses

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

Orlando, FL – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Jahroy Elijah Sackey (44, Orlando) has pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. Sackey faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, up to 40 years, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is not yet scheduled.

on December 7, 2018, Sackey drove his car to an Orlando gas station and sold 30 grams of heroin to “Individual 1.” On March 5, 2019, Sackey drove his car to the same gas station, and this time sold over 250 grams of heroin to “Individual 1.” Sackey was arrested shortly thereafter. A search of Sackey’s car revealed an FN Herstal pistol with 24 rounds of armor-piercing ammunition, as well as 156 grams of cocaine. Law enforcement searched Sackey’s house and recovered a Glock 30 pistol, ammunition, and more heroin.

At the time, Sackey had a previous felony conviction and had served time in federal prison for possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it. As a convicted felon, Sackey is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Winter Park Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Pardo.

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 February 7, 2024

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