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Georgia Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking Offense

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

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – Jeru-Ahmad Jibad Shakur, 49, of Hampton, Georgia, was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison, after previously pleading guilty for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence.

“Methamphetamine distribution is a scourge on large and small communities of our district,” said U.S. Attorney Coody. “With our dedicated law enforcement partners, we are committed to identifying and aggressively prosecuting those who threaten our citizens’ health and safety by distributing such addictive, controlled substances.”

The evidence showed that Shakur, along with co-conspirators, conspired to receive and distribute pound quantities of high-purity methamphetamine in the Northern District of Florida and elsewhere. Investigation revealed that Shakur supplied three pounds of high-purity methamphetamine to a co-conspirator, and personally sold four pounds of high-purity methamphetamine to an undercover agent in the Northern District of Florida. Investigation led to the seizure of approximately seven pounds of methamphetamine, as well as the indictment and conviction of two co-conspirators.

“Methamphetamine is a highly-addictive substance that destroys families and communities,” said Drug Enforcement Administration Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Deanne L. Reuter. “Our DEA agents will continue to work with law enforcement partners to stop those who traffic this illicit and dangerous drug.”

Shakur’s prison sentence will be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration in coordination with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Suwanee County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Perry Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Byron prosecuted the case.

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Updated July 3, 2024

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