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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Roger B. Handberg, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Jacksonville Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Multiple Narcotics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced D’Trevious Sharron Epps, 26, of Jacksonville, to five years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Epps pleaded guilty on Aug. 22.

According to court documents, Epps sold narcotics to different confidential informants both in Duval and Nassau Counties during September and October 2022. On Oct. 13, 2022, Epps was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol while he was on his way to sell methamphetamine. He possessed at least 148 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of fentanyl, 24 grams of cocaine and three firearms. As part of his guilty plea, Epps agreed to forfeit the firearms seized by law enforcement.    

 The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. The case 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.


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