TAMPA — William Thomas White, 37, of Sarasota was sentenced Tuesday to 295 months in federal prison for conspiring with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.
U.S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr. sentenced White who was adjudicated guilty on Dec. 28, 2010, following his guilty plea.
According to court documents, between 2007 and 2010, White distributed more than 110 kilograms of cocaine to lower-level drug traffickers in Sarasota, for further distribution.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Sarasota Police Department, as part of Operation SRQ Cartel, an on-going Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher F. Murray.