Glades ‘career’ criminal gets 20 years for drug, weapons charges


Under a federal act targeting “career” criminals, a Belle Glade man this week was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for drug and firearms offenses.

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David G. Trevino, 38, was convicted in April of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm during a drug-trafficking offense, being a felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Trevino was prosecuted under the federal Armed Career Criminal Act, which provides for stiffer sentences for people with at least three prior felony convictions for violent felonies or serious drug-trafficking crimes.

Trevino’s prison sentence, handed down Monday during a court hearing before U.S. District Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley, will be followed by 10 years of supervised release. His arrest and conviction were the result of separate incidents in Pahokee and Belle Glade in 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

In June 2013, deputies on patrol in Pahokee reported observing a large quantity of marijuana packaged for sale partially concealed on the floor of Trevino’s BMW.

Trevino ran from the deputies and threw away a loaded revolver. Deputies recovered the gun, 49.3 grams of marijuana and $3,896 in cash.

In November 2013, deputies encountered Trevino as they stopped a suspicious vehicle in an area known for drug trafficking. Trevino threw out two paper bags filled with packaged cocaine and marijuana and fled in his car, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.


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