Florida man busted with ammunition, narcotics and pill press pleads guilty to fentanyl charge

Florida man busted with ammunition, narcotics and pill press pleads guilty to fentanyl charge

(As originally published with additional photos, Tue, November 14th 2023, 7:35 PM EST)

ORLANDO, Fla. (TND) — A man caught selling drugs on at least two occasions has pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

The charge is federal, but the case against 24-year-old O’Neil Clifton Gordon started last year with local authorities.

On March 10, 2022, Orange County sheriff’s deputies in Florida saw “what they believed to be a drug exchange between Gordon and one of his known associates.”

Gordon left and deputies with lights and sirens tried to stop him, but he eventually escaped. The next day, a felony arrest warrant was issued.

Then, on April 28, deputies saw Gordon driving in Orlando, “realized he had an active warrant, and conducted surveillance. Gordon parked outside a barbershop. While in the parking lot, OCSO observed what they believed to be a hand-to-hand drug exchange.”

This time, Gordon drove off and tried to make a run for it in his neighborhood, but he was caught with $830 in cash from his pockets.

Florida man busted with ammunition, narcotics and pill press pleads guilty to fentanyl charge
O’Neil Clifton Gordon with a weapon as shown on his social media, and pills recovered after his arrest. (U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida)

Deputies reported finding a Glock firearm, extended magazine, and 21 rounds of ammunition inside his vehicle.

They also recovered a backpack containing narcotics, including 14.46 grams of fentanyl, a digital scale, and plastic baggies from the front passenger seat.

Then, with search warrants, they recovered additional ammunition, narcotics, and a pill press in his room; and photos of him with a firearm and conversations regarding the sale of cocaine, pills, and marijuana on his Instagram account.

According to the plea agreement, Gordon faces 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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