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Fentanyl Trafficker Receives 13-Year Sentence

(Photo: Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office)

In a courtroom session presided over by Judge Herndon earlier this morning, 25-year-old Jordan Lil’Chris Foster entered a guilty plea for charges stemming from his 2022 arrests on charges of burglary and trafficking illicit narcotics. Foster faced adjudication on both cases, resulting in a 13-year sentence in the Florida Department of Corrections.

Foster’s charges included Trafficking in Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Sell, Manufacture or Deliver Cannabis, Possession of Methamphetamine, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Structure for Trafficking Controlled Substances, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, all related to his arrest on October 12, 2022.

Additionally, Foster faced charges from his arrest on September 7, 2022, which included Burglary of a Conveyance, Interference with Custody of a Minor, Domestic Battery, and Burglary of a Dwelling.

Bill Gladson, Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney, commented on the case, stating, “Despite repeated interventions and opportunities for rehabilitation, Foster persisted in his criminal behavior, posing an ongoing threat to our community’s safety and well-being.” He emphasized the importance of decisive action to ensure the protection of citizens and deter further criminal activity.

Foster’s legal troubles date back to April 2022 when Ocala Police Department’s UDEST team executed a narcotics search warrant at his residence on the 1700 block of NW 18th Street. The operation revealed Foster’s involvement in selling illegal drugs from his home, leading to his arrest.

Following his release on bond, Foster found himself in legal trouble again, this time for domestic battery. Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an apartment complex in Ocala, where Foster allegedly entered the victim’s car and residence, engaging in battery during the incident. A subsequent arrest placed him on a no-bond status.

The comprehensive legal proceedings and eventual sentencing of Foster were the result of the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies, Assistant State Attorney Marissa Meyer, and Assistant State Attorney Kyle Lambert. The case underscores the persistent challenges faced by law enforcement in dealing with repeat offenders and highlights the commitment to ensuring public safety through decisive legal action.

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