St. Augustine Repeat-Offender Pleads Guilty To Distributing Methamphetamine

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Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Carleigh Michelle Wilson (27, St. Augustine) today pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine. Wilson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, at the direction of law enforcement, a confidential informant (CI) arranged via a social media messaging application to purchase a half ounce of methamphetamine from Wilson for $290. The pair met as arranged on September 13, 2021, in a parking lot in Macclenny. The CI joined Wilson in an SUV that she was driving. After the CI paid Wilson, Wilson passed the CI a plastic bag containing approximately 15 grams of crystal methamphetamine.  As the CI started to exit the SUV, Wilson stated that she could get more and that, hopefully, they could get the price down in the future.

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Before Wilson could leave the parking lot, a Baker County Sheriff’s Office patrol unit stopped and arrested her. She was still in possession of the $290 the CI had paid her.

According to court documents, Wilson committed this new offense while serving a term of supervised release that had originally been imposed in connection with her prior federal conviction in 2020 for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute hydrocodone.

This case was investigated by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.

 

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