Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell has sentenced Peter Jackson (31, St. Petersburg) to 12 years and 6 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Jackson had pleaded guilty on October 29, 2018.
According to court documents, on May 9, 2018, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant at a house in St. Petersburg. As the agents approached the home, they found Jackson sitting on the front porch with crack cocaine and a loaded pistol. He was waiting to sell the crack cocaine to a customer.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Taylor G. Stout.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.