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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing 11 Firearms and Dealing Crack Cocaine, Cocaine and Heroin

NEWS RELEASE SUMMARYNovember 27, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Convicted felon Dwight Wayne Jordan, aged 60, pleaded guilty today in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes to a two Count Superseding Information charging him with knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine), cocaine and heroin along with illegally possessing eleven firearms that admittedly included semi-automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles and .357 Magnum revolvers.

            Through his plea agreement, Jordan, a San Diego resident, admitted that, on September 8, 2018, he was the driver and sole occupant of a BMW X3 traveling on I-94 near Market Street in San Diego when a San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  Although Jordan initially yielded, as the officer exited his vehicle, Jordan accelerated and attempted to flee, running two red lights.  While attempting to evade the officer, Jordan threw a bag from the window that was subsequently recovered by SDPD.  Jordan admitted in his plea agreement that the bag contained approximately two kilograms of cocaine.  After the vehicle was stopped and Jordan arrested, officers recovered more than $6,900 in cash that was admittedly the proceeds of narcotics trafficking.

            On September 18, 2018, law enforcement also executed follow-up search warrants at two locations associated with Jordan in San Diego.  Those searches yielded eleven firearms; $36,499 in cash that was also admittedly the proceeds of narcotics trafficking; and significant quantities of cocaine base, cocaine and heroin.  Jordan admitted that he illegally possessed the eleven firearms identified in the plea agreement as well as the drugs, which he intended to further distribute.  Due to his prior drug felony conviction, Jordan is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.  The plea arrangement also includes forfeiture of each of the eleven firearms and associated ammunition; $43,440 in United States currency; and a 2013 Porsche Cayenne in which a portion of the narcotics proceeds were located.  

The federal narcotics charge to which Jordan has pleaded guilty carries a mandatory minimum ten year sentence and a maximum life sentence and the firearms-related charge carries a maximum 10 year sentence.  Jordan is scheduled to be sentenced on February 15, 2019 before U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel in San Diego.

This case is the result of the ongoing efforts of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCEDTF) a partnership that brings together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  The principal mission of the OCEDTF program is to identify, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations and enterprises.

This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Larry Casper.

DEFENDANTS                                  Criminal Case Number 18-cr-4496                                                

Dwight Wayne Jordan                                                Age: 60                                   San Diego, California

SUMMARY OF CHARGES TO WHICH GUILTY PLEAS ENTERED

Count 1:

Possession With the Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, Cocaine and Heroin, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)

Maximum penalty: Life in prison, and a mandatory minimum 10 years; $10,000,000 fine; and at least five years’ supervised release up to life

Count 2:

Felon in Possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1)

Maximum penalty: 10 years custody $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release

INVESTIGATING AGENCIES

Drug Enforcement Administration

Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

San Diego Police Department

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Cindy Cipriani 619-546-9608
Press Release Number: 
CAS18-1127-Jordan
Updated November 28, 2018