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Sarasota Man Sentenced to more than 20 Years for Drug Related Offenses

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

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sentenced Kewarren Lamar Jones (44, Sarasota) to 20 years and 5 months in federal prison for distributing 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and a related violation of his federal supervised release. As part of his sentence, the Court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $7,500, the proceeds of his criminal conduct. Jones pleaded guilty on October 9, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, during the summer of 2013, Jones sold ounce quantities of crack cocaine to a confidential informant on three separate occasions. At the time of these transactions, Jones was on supervised release for a prior federal firearm offense.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sarasota Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carlton C. Gammons.

Updated February 5, 2015