'Doomsday Prepper' Charged With Firearm, Drugs
Jason Deon Thomas, 32, received 97 months for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to a release from the Middle District of Florida. The court also ordered Thomas to forfeit firearms, ammunition, and $7,390 in currency, which were traceable to the offenses. Thomas pleaded guilty on March 8 and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven.
St. Petersburg police, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, on Feb. 7 searched Thomas' residence and found 29 firearms, including six assault rifles, five shotguns, 17 handguns, a machine gun, a silencer, four bullet-proof vests and thousands of rounds of ammunition, the release said. Also found were large amounts of marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, and the cash.
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