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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Middle District of Florida

www.usdoj.gov/usao/flm

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2013

Robert E. O’Neill, United States Attorney

Contact: William Daniels
(813) 274-6388

Nine Indicted for Federal Firearm and Drug Violations

Jacksonville, Florida — United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces the return of indictments charging nine individuals involved in the illegal sale of firearms and narcotics in Jacksonville. Today, special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), along with detectives from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) arrested four individuals as part of an undercover law enforcement operation. The effort, dubbed "Delta Deuce," involved coordinated efforts among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and state and federal prosecutors. Three individuals were previously taken into custody and two are still being sought by law enforcement.

Nicklas McLain (23, Calahan) was indicted on eleven felony charges involving the sale of marijuana, cocaine, and firearms from December 2012 through March 2013. McLain sold three firearms to undercover agents. McLain also has prior felony convictions for sale of cannabis and possession of cocaine. He faces a minimum sentence of five years, up to a maximum of life imprisonment. McLain was arrested on April 3, 2013, and is being detained without bond pending trial.

Edward Dooley (20, Jacksonville) was indicted on ten felony charges involving the sale of marijuana and firearms from December 2012 through February 2013. Dooley sold eight firearms to undercover agents. He also has a prior felony conviction for burglary. Dooley faces a minimum sentence of five years, up to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. He was also arrested on April 3, 2013. Dooley is serving a state sentence for violation of probation.

Jamar Powell (27, Jacksonville) was indicted on four felony charges involving the sale of crack cocaine and firearms during January 2013. Powell sold four firearms to undercover agents. Powell also has a prior felony conviction for sale of cocaine. He faces a minimum sentence of five years up to a maximum of life imprisonment. Powell was arrested on May 13, 2013, and is being detained without bond pending trial.

Omar Stovall (22, Jacksonville) was indicted on four felony charges involving the sale of marijuana and a firearm during December 2012. Stovall faces a minimum sentence of five years, up to a maximum of life imprisonment.

Leggetts Jenkins (28, Jacksonville) was indicted on three felony charges involving the sale of cocaine and a stolen firearm during February 2013. Jenkins faces a sentence of up to 50 years in federal prison.

Yessenia Terrell (20, Jacksonville) was indicted for selling crack cocaine to ATF agents during January and April 2013. He faces up to 40 years in federal prison.

David Gonzalez (32, Middleburg) was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Gonzalez sold a 9mm pistol to ATF agents during January 2013. Gonzalez faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Four others are being prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office for selling narcotics.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

These cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The cases will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s "Project Safe Neighborhoods" program – a nationwide, gun–violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill, along with Julie Torres, 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.

The successes of today’s activities are directly related to ATF’s "Frontline" strategy; an intelligence–driven approach to investigating federal firearms crimes. It focuses on the continuous communication, assessment, measurement, and collaboration of resources among federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.

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