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Bradenton man sentenced to prison for selling Fentanyl

Jarvis McCants
Posted at 5:34 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 17:34:00-04

Manatee County, FL -  A Bradenton man is sentenced to a dozen years in prison for selling Fentanyl.

A U.S. District Judge sentenced Jarvis Lanard McCants (29, Bradenton) to 12 years and 6 months in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl.  He pleaded guilty on May 4, 2017.

According to court documents, law enforcement officers received information on McCants and his drug trafficking activities. They then executed a search warrant at McCants’s residence in Bradenton. Agents approached McCants as he sat in the driver’s seat of a vehicle near his home, identified themselves, and ordered him out of the vehicle. McCants disregarded the commands and drove away at a high rate of speed, eventually striking another vehicle. He then exited the vehicle and fled on foot, but was soon apprehended.

During a search of the residence, agents recovered narcotics, including 22 grams of fentanyl and 23 grams of cocaine, along with drug paraphernalia, a loaded firearm, and $8,656 in cash.