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Brevard County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 168 Months in Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

MIAMI – Ethan Blair, 42, of Merritt Island, Florida, has been sentenced to 168 months in federal prison for drug trafficking. On March 16, Blair pleaded guilty to distribution, and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

On October 4, 2022, Blair distributed several ounces of methamphetamine and possessed over 400 additional grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it in Port St. Lucie. To avoid arrest, Blair tried to flee the scene causing a high-speed chase. During the chase, Blair hit a law enforcement officer with the driver’s side mirror of his vehicle and threw several ounces of methamphetamine out the window. Law enforcement officers apprehended Blair after he crashed his vehicle.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Deanne L. Reuter of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore.

DEA Miami investigated the case, with assistance from Port St. Lucie Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Porter prosecuted it.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at under case number 22-cr-14072.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated July 7, 2023

Drug Trafficking