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St. Petersburg Man Who Sold Fentanyl To Undercovers Gets Five Years In Prison

A St. Petersburg man was sentenced in a case of selling Fentanyl and firearms to undercover police, as a convicted felon.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A St. Petersburg man was sentenced in a case of selling Fentanyl and firearms to undercover police, as a convicted felon.

William Shumaker, Jr. 39, St. Petersburg, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for four counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Shumaker pleaded guilty on July 20, 2022. 

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According to court documents, Shumaker, a multiple-convicted felon, sold quantities of fentanyl to undercover law enforcement officers on several occasions and in increasingly large amounts between March and April 2021.

Shumaker told undercover officers that he could sell them a firearm in addition to the fentanyl. In one such fentanyl sale, Shumaker sold a loaded Ruger .357 Magnum revolver and offered to sell a .22 caliber SCCY pistol along with the fentanyl and Magnum revolver.

This case was investigated by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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