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Former Florida high school football coach convicted of drug trafficking

March 1, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Former Florida high school football coach convicted of drug trafficking

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Benjamin Jenkins, the former football coach at Titusville High School and an instructional assistant at Imperial Estates Elementary School in Brevard County, Florida was convicted by a jury on drug trafficking and firearms charges in federal court on Monday.

As JammedUp News reported, federal prosecutors indicted Jenkins and 40-year-old fellow football coach Leonard Charles Agee Jr., in June 2016, on conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances after a lengthy joint investigation involving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Titusville Police Department.

The 36-year-old Jenkins was taken into custody for selling 28 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in June 2016.

Investigators said Benjamin Jenkins counted the $1,300 in his car with a .40 caliber pistol rested on his lap, Floridatoday.com reported.

According to law enforcement officials, Jenkins and Agee Jr. colluded to distribute drugs through multiple dealers including fentanyl prescription pills, which is 100 times more powerful than heroin and has been the route cause for the surge in overdose in the U.S. Fentanyl is typically prescribed to patients with terminal illnesses

Both co-conspirators now face up to 20 years in federal prison.

Jenkins’ sentencing for is scheduled for May 15th.

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