Convicted Felon Sentenced to 151 Months For Possessing 11 Firearms and Dealing Crack Cocaine, Cocaine and Heroin
SAN DIEGO – Convicted felon Dwight Wayne Jordan, aged 60, a San Diego resident, was sentenced today to 151 months for knowingly and intentionally possessing, with intent to distribute, cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine), cocaine and heroin along with illegally possessing eleven firearms that included semi-automatic weapons, shotguns, and .357 Magnum revolvers among others.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel also ordered forfeiture of each of the eleven firearms and ammunition seized; $43,440 in United States currency; and a 2013 Porsche Cayenne in which a portion of Jordan’s narcotics proceeds were located. During sentencing, Judge Curiel explained that Jordan’s narcotics distribution efforts were “deadly, crippling and so destructive . . ..” and that Jordan was responsible for putting “so much poison out to a community that is already underserved.”
Through his plea agreement, Jordan admitted that, on September 8, 2018, he was the driver and sole occupant of a BMW X3 traveling on the I-94 near Market Street in San Diego when a San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Officer attempted to conduct a lawful traffic stop. Although Jordan initially yielded, as the officer exited his vehicle, Jordan accelerated and attempted to flee, running two red lights. While fleeing, Jordan threw a bag from the car window containing approximately two kilograms of cocaine that was recovered by SDPD. After the vehicle was stopped, a search yielded more than $6,900 that Jordan later admitted were the proceeds of narcotics trafficking. The attached photo (Attachment 1), filed with the Government’s sentencing papers, depicts items seized from the vehicle.
On September 18, 2018, law enforcement also executed follow-up search warrants at Jordan’s residence and alleged business — the “Cuttin up” barbershop — in San Diego. Those searches yielded eleven firearms; $36,499 in cash, including the cash found in the Porsche Cayenne, all of which resulted from narcotics trafficking; and significant quantities of cocaine base, cocaine and heroin. Jordan admitted that he illegally possessed the eleven firearms as well as the drugs, which he intended to further distribute. Due to a prior drug felony conviction, Jordan was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law. The attached photo (Attachment 2), also filed with the Government’s sentencing papers, depicts items seized from Jordan’s residence.
“Drugs and guns present a potentially lethal combination that will not be tolerated in America’s Finest City” said U.S. Attorney Robert S. Brewer, Jr. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is steadfastly committed to protecting our community from the dealers of pernicious drugs that destroy families, wreak havoc on our streets, and provoke fear in our neighborhoods.”
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Casper.
The case is the result of the ongoing efforts of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCEDTF) a partnership that brings together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The principal mission of the OCEDTF program is to identify, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations and enterprises.
DEFENDANT Criminal Case Number 18-cr-4496
Dwight Wayne Jordan Age: 60 San Diego, California
SUMMARY OF CHARGES
Possession With the Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, Cocaine and Heroin, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)
Maximum penalties: Life in prison, and a mandatory minimum 10 years; $10,000,000 fine; at least five years’ supervised release up to life; Mandatory Special Assessment of $100; Forfeiture
Felon in Possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1)
Maximum penalties: 10 years custody $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release; Mandatory Special Assessment of $100; Forfeiture
Drug Enforcement Administration
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives
San Diego Police Department
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