JUN 12 (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) –Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and United States Attorney for the Middle District A. Lee Bentley, III announced earlier this week, Arnold Clayton (42, Sanderson) pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine and cocaine base. Clayton faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, on July 13, 2012, Clayton sold cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana to a confidential source for $320. Court records reveal that Clayton has two prior federal drug convictions for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (1999) and distribution of cocaine base (2007).
This investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District.