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Six Block Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Possession Of A Machine Gun

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

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Trillian Mitchell (Jacksonville, 19) today pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a machine gun. Mitchell faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, on January 7, 2024, officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound near Golfair Blvd. and Myrtle Ave. During the encounter, the officers smelled the odor of marijuana and conducted a probable cause search of the car.  They discovered a Glock handgun beneath Mitchell’s seat. The firearm was loaded with 22 rounds of ammunition in an attached extended magazine. Additionally, a “Glock-switch” was observed on the rear of the firearm’s slide. These devices are designed to convert semi-automatic pistols into fully automatic machine guns. JSO officers also seized controlled substances found in the vehicle and on Mitchell’s person during the encounter. 

The firearm was sent to the FBI laboratory for further analysis. The lab report indicated that the Glock pistol was functional and fully automatic, and Mitchell’s DNA was present on the firearm. JSO listed Mitchell as a documented Six Block gang member in the Jacksonville area.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kirwinn Mike.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated June 28, 2024

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