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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Florida
For Immediate Release
Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Pensacola Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Fentanyl Trafficking

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Marcus D. Flintroy, 32, of Pensacola, Florida, was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison after previously having been found guilty by a federal jury of two counts of distribution of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

“Hundreds of individuals are killed every day in communities throughout our country due to the distribution of fentanyl,” said U.S. Attorney Coody. “Each of these deaths is a tragedy, robbing individuals of their promise and crippling families left behind with unimaginable grief. We remain committed to working with our law enforcement partners to identify and aggressively prosecute those who distribute these addictive, controlled substances. This sentence serves as a significant deterrent to drug traffickers and demonstrates our resolve to hold them accountable.”

Between December 8, 2022, and January 5, 2023, Flintroy distributed and possessed with intent to distribute approximately 200 grams of fentanyl in Pensacola. The evidence against Flintroy culminated with a traffic stop conducted by law enforcement, which Flintroy tried to evade by ramming his vehicle into multiple undercover law enforcement vehicles. Flintroy then ran on foot when his vehicle became disabled, but he was caught by law enforcement officers. In his vehicle, law enforcement located approximately 100 grams of fentanyl, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, a loaded assault rifle, a loaded pistol and over 180 rounds of ammunition.

“Illicit fentanyl is the most dangerous drug threat facing our county, and Florida is not immune to its devastating effects. We need to be doing all we can to keep our Florida communities safe and healthy, including holding those who bring this poison into our communities accountable for their actions,” said Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Deanne L. Reuter. “The DEA, in collaboration with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners, will continue to aggressively pursue and bring to justice those who distribute these deadly drugs.”

Flintroy had prior state felony convictions for offenses including aggravated assault with a firearm; sell, manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver a controlled substance and others. Flintroy had just been released from state prison in late 2021 before engaging in the new federal offenses.

Flintroy’s imprisonment will be followed by 8-years of supervised release.

This conviction was the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Pensacola Police Department and ATF. Assistant United States Attorneys David L. Goldberg and Jessica S. Etherton prosecuted the case.


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