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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Tampa

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 1, 2017
W. Stephen Muldrow
, United States Attorney
Contact: William Daniels

Tampa Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Methamphetamine

Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Rarzell White, Jr. (30, Tampa) today pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, up to 40 years, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, throughout 2016, White engaged in a series of transactions with undercover detectives during which he sold them a variety of firearms, ammunition, and illegal narcotics. These transactions culminated on October 3, 2016, with the sale of approximately 55 grams of methamphetamine and a .40 caliber pistol to undercover officers.

?This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Taylor G. Stout.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow, along with Daryl R. McCrary, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

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Field Division: Tampa Field Division