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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Orlando Man Sentenced To Ten Years For Possessing A Firearm And Distributing Drugs In Pine Hills

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Nicholas Damion Paisley (34, Orlando) to 10 years in federal prison for distributing cocaine; possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana; and possessing a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He pleaded guilty on November 18, 2016.


According to court documents and sentencing testimony, Paisley, along with others, distributed cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana out of a residence in the Pine Hills area of Orlando. On August 4, 2016, law enforcement officers arrested Paisley at the home and recovered four firearms, including an AK47-style assault rifle with a scope, collapsible stock, and an extended magazine. In addition, they seized distribution amounts of crack cocaine, cocaine, and marijuana.


This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 14, 2017