February 14, 2018
Contact: Public Information Officer
Phone Number: (571) 262-2887
Tallahassee Woman Convicted Of Trafficking Molly
(WESTON, Fla.) - Jamila Takiyah Hunter, 32, of Tallahassee, was convicted yesterday afternoon of possession with intent to distribute the controlled substance a-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone or “Alpha-PVP” known on the street as “Molly”.
Hunter’s four co-defendants pleaded guilty in late 2017 and early 2018 to the following charges:
- Travis Glasco; Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, Possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
- Charik James: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and Possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
- Tyrail Gallman: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
- Dora Williams: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
In November 2016, law enforcement officers identified a kilogram package of alpha-PVP destined for delivery to a commercial UPS mailbox rented by Hunter. Agents conducted a controlled delivery of the drug-laden parcel and arrested Hunter after she signed for and accepted the parcel. When agents attempted to contact her co-conspirators, Glasco fled from the parking lot and abandoned a vehicle in the middle of Capital Circle during lunch hour traffic. Subsequent investigation revealed the identity of Hunter’s co-conspirators, who were charged in a superseding indictment.
Glasco, James, Gallman, Williams, and Hunter face a maximum of 20 years in prison for each controlled substance conviction. Additionally, Glasco faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of life in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The sentencing hearings are scheduled as follows at the U.S. Courthouse in Tallahassee:
- February 23, 2018: (9:30 a.m.);
- April 20, 2018: (9:00 a.m.) and (10:30 a.m.); and
- May 10, 2018: (9:30 a.m.) and (3:00 p.m.).
This case was brought as part of Project Safe (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.
To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website.