For Immediate Release
Jacksonville Duo Sentenced to Prison for Selling Methamphetamine in Duval, Nassau, and Baker Counties
Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Sabrina Nicole Hoffa (40, Jacksonville) to eight years and four months in federal prison and Jeffrey Allen Mays (38, Jacksonville) to six years and three months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine. The court also ordered Hoffa and Mays to forfeit $1,265 in U.S. currency, which was proceeds of the offense.
Hoffa and Mays had pleaded guilty on July 11, 2019.
According to court documents, in March 2019, an undercover detective from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office began purchasing methamphetamine from Hoffa. After two transactions, Hoffa asked the detective to travel to her residence in Jacksonville to conduct future purchases. Hoffa also advised the detective that he should transport the drugs in a locked safe so that law enforcement could not open it without a court order.
The detective, working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, made two additional purchases of methamphetamine from Hoffa at her residence. During one transaction, Hoffa told the detective that she had sold 17 ounces of methamphetamine the previous day for $550 per ounce. During the final transaction, Hoffa and Mays, working together, sold two ounces of methamphetamine to the undercover detective. The Drug Enforcement Administration later determined that the methamphetamine was 98% pure.
On March 27, 2019, Hoffa was arrested in Baker County after she showed up to sell two ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential source who was working with the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. The following day, ATF executed a search warrant at Hoffa and Mays’s home in Jacksonville. Mays was inside of the residence at the time and was arrested. He had two keys to two safes in his possession. Upon searching the safes, ATF located 16.8 grams of 99% pure methamphetamine, MDMA pills, diazepam pills, and other controlled substances.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor.