Vacaville Man Indicted on Federal Drug Distribution Charges

August 7, 2017 |   An indictment was issued in Federal Court in Sacramento today for an American Canyon man accused of distributi...



August 7, 2017 |  

An indictment was issued in Federal Court in Sacramento today for an American Canyon man accused of distributing cocaine and marijuana in school zone in Vacaville.

The indictment accuses Maurice Antoine Jefferson, 42, with possession of marijuana and cocaine for sale within 1,000 feet of the Will C. Wood High School on Marshall Road in Vacaville and for possessing a firearm as a felon, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Jefferson was the sole proprietor of Shredders Federation clothing store in Vacaville and allegedly used the business as a cover to distribute marijuana and cocaine to high school students and others and as a front for money laundering. 

When law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the store in August 2016, they found 6.4 pounds of marijuana, 129 grams of cocaine, and other indicia of drug distribution. Jefferson was carrying a 9 mm pistol with him when Vacaville Police Officers arrived at the business. Jefferson has a felony conviction and is not allowed to possess any firearms.

If convicted, Jefferson faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine; if convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon, he faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.






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