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

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sanderson Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Arnold Clayton (42, Sanderson) today pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine and cocaine base.  Clayton faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, on July 13, 2012, Clayton sold cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana to a confidential source for $320. Court records reveal that Clayton has two prior federal drug convictions for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (1999) and distribution of cocaine base (2007).  

This case was investigated by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot.

Updated January 26, 2015