Fort Myers man sentenced to more than 22 years for firearms, drug offenses

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Judge gavel. (Credit: CBS News)
Credit: CBS News

A Fort Myers man has been sentenced to more than 22 years in federal prison for attempted possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Bradleigh Wayne Carter, 32, pleaded guilty on Oct. 6, 2020, before receiving his sentence of 22 years and 6 months. The court also ordered Carter to forfeit firearms and ammunition that were related to the offense.

According to court documents, Carter agreed to have a United States Postal Service Priority Mail parcel shipped to his residence in Fort Myers, knowing that the package contained around 1 pound of methamphetamine. During a search of Carter’s residence, law enforcement found additional amounts of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine. Agents also seized several firearms and ammunition that Carter, a convicted felon, knowingly possessed in furtherance of his drug trafficking activity.

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