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Tampa Man, Already Convicted of Attempted Murder, Pleads Guilty to Drug, Firearm Charges

DeShawn Torrell Salley | US Attorney | Crime

He sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Tampa, according to the U.S. attorney.

TAMPA – A Tampa man, who was previously convicted of six felonies, pleaded guilty today (Feb. 6) to drug and firearms charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.

DeShawn Torrell Salley, 49, of Tampa, pleaded guilty to distributing at least 50 grams of methamphetamine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He faces a mandatory minimum term of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

According to the plea agreement, between 1999 and 2004, Salley was convicted of six felony offenses, including attempted murder in the first degree. On June 5, he sold 54 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Tampa. On July 31, federal agents arrested Salley. During the execution of a search warrant at Salley’s apartment, federal agents recovered a loaded Glock .45 caliber pistol, a bulletproof vest, heroin, and marijuana.

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