July 23, 2015
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Nassau County Man Sentenced To Five Years On Drug And Firearm Charges
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced Shavon Tavin (22, Nassau County) to five years in federal prison for distributing cocaine and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty on April 15, 2015.
According to court documents, on February 6, 2015, Anderson met with an (UC) Nassau County Sheriff’s Office detective. The UC was a member of a Drug Enforcement (DEA) Task Force. During the meeting, Anderson sold the UC cocaine and marijuana. During a second meeting the following week, Anderson sold cocaine to the UC.
On March 5, 2015, Anderson met with the UC for another drug sale. During the meeting, Anderson provided the UC with a smaller quantity than the half kilogram of cocaine they had previously discussed, but the UC agreed to purchase it anyway. The powder was later determined to be fake cocaine. When agents moved to arrest Anderson, he exited the UC’s vehicle and began running. As he fled, agents observed that Anderson had his hand on a firearm that was tucked in his waistband. Anderson was apprehended and the loaded firearm was recovered. Due to Anderson’s prior felony convictions, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the DEA Jacksonville District Office and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.