A father and son in Florida were sentenced on Friday to federal prison in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
Kenneth Ingram, 62, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Kenneth also worked in the prison system for 25 years before his arrest.
Kadeem Ingram, 32, was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
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The Ingrams’ sentences resulted from a conviction on August 17, 2022, following a three-day trial where it was revealed the Ingrams conspired with others to purchase and resell cocaine and crack cocaine in Walton County.
In 2019, the Ingrams took monthly trips to South Florida to procure large amounts of cocaine.
The cocaine purchased was partly converted to crack cocaine and then distributed by Kadeem Ingram and a co-conspirator.
After a year-long investigation, law enforcement seized approximately 1.5 kilograms of cocaine from a vehicle following a traffic stop on July 13, 2019.
“This prosecution demonstrates the collaborative efforts of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, who work tirelessly to remove addictive and deadly controlled substances from our communities,” stated U.S. Attorney Coody. “We are grateful for their dedicated public service and remain committed in our efforts to investigate and vigorously prosecute criminals bringing drugs into North Florida.”
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“Let these sentences be a warning to those who are participating in the attempted destruction of our communities by selling this poison,” said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Our agency continues our effort not only to make drug arrests but to ensure these dangerous dealers are prosecuted and stay behind bars.”
“The success of this investigation is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the DEA in collaboration with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners,” said DEA Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Deanne Reuter. “DEA remains committed to these important partnerships to keep these dangerous drugs out of our North Florida communities and hold those who bring this poison into our neighborhoods accountable for their actions.”
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