Feds indict 9 on firearm and drug violations

Published On: May 21 2013 03:37:32 PM EDT   Updated On: May 21 2013 03:41:12 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted nine people accused of involvement in the illegal sale of guns and narcotics in Jacksonville.

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.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and with detectives from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested four individuals as part of an undercover law enforcement operation.

Three people were previously taken into custody and two are still being sought by law enforcement.

The effort, dubbed "Delta Deuce," involved coordinated efforts among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and state and federal prosecutors.

Nicklas McLain, 23, of Callahan, was indicted on 11 felony charges involving the sale of marijuana, cocaine and firearms from December 2012 through March 2013. Prosecutors say McLain sold three firearms to undercover agents.

McLain has prior felony convictions for sale of cannabis and possession of cocaine. He faces a minimum sentence of 5 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, of Jacksonville, was indicted on 10 felony charges involving the sale of marijuana and firearms from December 2012 through February 2013. The indictment says 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. Dooley is serving a state sentence for violation of probation.

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

Omar Stovall, 22, of 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, of 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, of Jacksonville, was indicted on charges of selling crack cocaine to ATF agents during January and April 2013. He faces up to 40 years in federal prison.

David Gonzalez, 32, of Middleburg was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Prosecutors say Gonzalez sold a 9mm pistol to ATF agents during January 2013. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Four others are being prosecuted by the state attorney's office for selling narcotics.