Sacramento Man Sentenced to 57 Months Prison for Cocaine Trafficking
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jason Tolbert, 45, of Sacramento, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 57 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Bob P. Beris announced.
According to court documents, Tolbert was one of 15 federal defendants arrested in 2021 for trafficking narcotics as part of a DEA-led multi-agency operation targeting cocaine and heroin traffickers in North Sacramento. Tolbert was intercepted during wiretaps in 2018 trafficking powder cocaine. Upon his arrest, he was in possession of over a kilogram of cocaine and a loaded firearm. Tolbert is the first defendant to be sentenced.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Sacramento Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and California Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorneys Cameron L. Desmond and Aaron Pennekamp prosecuted the case.