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Three Individuals Plead Guilty To Trafficking Methamphetamine Through The Orlando Airport

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

Orlando, Florida –United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Jevonn Clayton (48, Auburndale), Venus Lott (45, Bartow), and Richardson Sid (40, Winter Haven) have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. All three defendants face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. Sentencing hearings have not yet been scheduled.

According to the plea agreement, on August 11, 2022, Clayton agreed to transport suitcases containing methamphetamine from Los Angeles to Orlando on behalf of a drug trafficker. Shortly thereafter, Clayton and the drug trafficker recruited Lott and Sid to travel to California to assist in transporting the suitcases. 

On August 16, 2022, Clayton, Lott, and Sid departed Los Angeles for Orlando, with five suitcases packed with large amounts of methamphetamine.  Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation were investigating inbound flights at the Orlando airport. The agents located and searched the suitcases belonging to Clayton, Lott, and Sid and recovered several vacuum-sealed bags that contained over 35 kilograms of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with valuable assistance from the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Noah P. Dorman.

Updated April 16, 2024

Drug Trafficking