Ocala Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Interstate Threat To Kill And Lying In Attempted Firearm Purchase
Jacksonville, Florida –United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Jason Dixon (32, Palm Coast) today pleaded guilty to distributing “crack” cocaine and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He faces up to 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, Dixon provided crack cocaine to a confidential informant (CI) and an undercover ATF agent on multiple occasions. He bragged about his access to firearms and told the CI and the agent that he could sell them a gun “with no bodies on it.” During a meeting on June 30, 2017, Dixon sold the undercover agent a semi-automatic pistol and 47 rounds of ammunition.
As a previously convicted felon, Dixon is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.
This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.