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Fernandina Beach man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution

Wesley Eugene Parker, 25, faces up to 30 years in prison

Wesley Eugene Parker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Fernandina Beach man on Friday pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine, the Department of Justice said.

Wesley Eugene Parker, 25, faces an enhanced maximum penalty of 30 years in prison due to his multiple prior felony convictions for drug offenses, the DOJ said.

According to the plea agreement, on Dec. 28, 2016, and again less than two weeks later, Parker sold powder cocaine to a confidential informant. When law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the home where Parker was living, they recovered firearms, ammunition, and illegal drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.

Parker was among 34 people arrested in a countywide crackdown on illegal drugs called "Operation March Sadness," according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office. 

A sentencing date for Parker has not yet been set.