United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida

06/20/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/21/2024 02:43

Jacksonville Resident Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Fentanyl And Methamphetamine

Jacksonville, Florida - U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Andre Lee Long (48, Jacksonville) to 10 years in federal prison for the distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine. The court also ordered Long to forfeit a rifle and $113,074, which were traceable to proceeds of the offense. Long entered a guilty plea on March 14, 2024.

According to court documents, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Clay County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) began an investigation of Long for fentanyl distribution. During the course of three transactions on June 14, June 21, and July 18, 2023, Long distributed over 220 grams of fentanyl to a confidential informant. Prior to each transaction, surveillance footage captured Long leaving his residence and meeting the informant in a parking lot.

On August 1, 2023, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Long's residence and located more than 360 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 44 grams of fentanyl, and small quantities of crack cocaine. Authorities also seized a rifle, ammunition, drug scales, baggies, drug paraphernalia, and over $113,000 in cash.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Clay County Sheriff's Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kirwinn Mike.