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Jamaican Could Get Life For Drug Charge

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL, Mon. July 13, 2009: A 46-year-old Jamaican could spend the rest of his life in prison on drug distribution and firearms charges.

Trevorton St. Aubin Facey faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison after being convicted Friday for possessing a firearm and ammunition as an illegal alien, possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28, 2009.

According to evidence presented at trial, members of the Orange County Sheriff`s Office executed a narcotics and firearms search warrant at Facey`s Pine Hills home on Feb. 26, 2009. Facey immediately fled the residence and scrambled over a six-foot privacy fence, though deputies quickly took him into custody.

A search of Facey`s bedroom revealed five pounds of marijuana being packaged for distribution, ammunition, a loaded firearm, and Facey`s Jamaican passport and travel documents.

Facey ultimately admitted to deputies that he was an illegal alien. He said that he had been selling marijuana out of his home for a year and using the loaded firearm to protect his drug operation.