Port Charlotte Man Found Guilty Of Conspiracy To Possess With Intent To Distribute Marijuana
Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces today that a federal jury has found Nicholas Jakimer (55, Port Charlotte) guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. He faces a mandatory minimum term of 5 years, up to 40 years, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 27, 2016.
Jakimer was indicted on April 15, 2015.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Jakimer conspired with others to bring marijuana from Arizona to Southwest Florida for distribution. Jakimer funded the operation and recruited customers, who bought the marijuana on a wholesale basis.
This case was investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert P. Barclift.