For Immediate Release
Jacksonville Convicted Felon Sentenced to 10 Years on Narcotics and Firearms Charges
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Keith Allen Dixon, 46, Jacksonville, to 10 years in federal prison for distribution of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Dixon had pleaded guilty on Oct. 4, 2023.
According to court documents, on Jan. 6, 2023, Dixon sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant outside a hotel off Lane Avenue in Jacksonville. Dixon also sold two 20-gauge shotguns during the transaction. Dixon is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law. At the time, Dixon was on probation following a conviction in Duval County for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Dixon was accountable for at least 146 grams of pure methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Cannizzaro.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.