Jury Finds Remaining Co-Defendants Guilty Of Multi-State Drug Trafficking Conspiracy And Other Related Charges
Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Brian Keith Coleman (34, Tallahassee) to 12 years in federal prison for possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Coleman had pleaded guilty on August 3, 2023.
According to court documents, on March 7, 2023, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) found Coleman’s vehicle broken down on the shoulder of Interstate 75 with Coleman standing nearby. After developing probable cause to search the vehicle, a trooper found methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana, and ammunition inside. Where Coleman had been standing, the trooper also located over a pound of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm. All these items belonged to Coleman.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tallahassee Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Belkis H. Crockett and Tyrie K. Boyer.