Man Busted In ‘Anything For A Buck’ Operation Gets 25 Years

November 30, 2012

An Escambia County man arrested as part of the undercover operation “Anything for a Buck” was sentenced to a minimum mandatory 25 years in state prison.

Jeffrey Lovell Stanton, 43, was found guilty of trafficking in illegal drugs and sentenced by Judge Terry Terrell.

Stanton was arrested as part of the “Anything for a Buck” storefront operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and other law enforcement agencies as well as the First Circuit State Attorneys Office.

The operation recovered over 270 firearms, as well as drugs and stolen property ranging from jewelry, tools, cameras, and other electronic devices. A total of 75 people were arrested in connection with the undercover operation.

On September 14, 2011, Jeffrey Stanton went into the undercover storefront and sold the undercover officers a trafficking amount of hydrocodone pills.

Jeffrey Stanton has 10 more cases pending in connection with this operation. Of the pending cases, he faces a one 25-year minimum mandatory sentence and multiple 15-year minimum mandatory sentences for drug trafficking charges.


11 Responses to “Man Busted In ‘Anything For A Buck’ Operation Gets 25 Years”

  1. Bo on December 3rd, 2012 9:27 pm

    Actually I don’t have a degree at all and obviously neither of you do either or you would both know that minimum mandatory means just that MANDATORY every single day of 25 years period 25 calendars!! Why even comment an make your self sound ignorant if you haven’t a clue what it is your talking about!! People these days kill me!! Noles fan and co

  2. Seriously? on December 1st, 2012 4:54 pm

    When you total up all the minimum mandatory sentences, a 25, numerous 15’s, he’s not ever getting out. Sad I say. I’m not by any means justifying his actions, what he did was against the law, period. But a life sentence because of it?

  3. Marcus on December 1st, 2012 4:52 pm

    For sane justice -

    Did you miss the part where he has 10, ten, TEN!! More cases pending with the operation. Not one or two, not three, but TEN!!! That means that was just a sentence for ONE of the charges “selling a trafficking amount of hydrocodone pills.”

    I don’t know about you but I’m glad he’s got 25 years!

    You cannot be sane and look at this guy with the 10 remaining cases and say “well he was just 11 illegal things he did with this one storefront…. I mean cut him some slack.” You have got to be kidding me!

    Languishes? He’s 43 years old, FORTY THREE!! Not twenty three, not twenty eight.
    If he hadn’t made anything of himself by age 43 (forty three) FORTY THREE!! He won’t make onything of himself now so your use of the word lanuish is LAUGHABLE.

    You must be on the same hydrocodone Jeff was on! Wow!! Sane justice??

    Id rather this drug user and trafficker be a tax burden that be driving around, high as a kite pushing pills in Pensacola.

    Would you rather him smash into a family of 4 on their way to dinner for him to be stopped??

    Would you rather him to crash into you’re home from a night of pill popping and drinking?

    Would you rather him to rub a drug user or dealer the wrong way, and have him get shot at in the streets and have rounds wizzing past mine and YOU’RE heads?????????????

  4. CO on December 1st, 2012 1:26 pm

    In Florida, all state prisoners convicted after Oct. 1995 serve at least 85% of their sentences. So he will serve 21 years of his 25 year sentence. I also have a criminal justice degree.

  5. Nolesfan on December 1st, 2012 8:55 am

    Actually I got a degree in criminal justice
    Yes the sentence says ” minimum mandatory”
    But that doesn’t mean that’s correct, 25 minimum mandatory
    With good behavior he will be out in 12

  6. Patriot on December 1st, 2012 12:49 am

    Seriously? Said:
    “Seems kinda harsh don’t you think?”


  7. Mike Amerson on November 30th, 2012 11:33 pm

    Good god Jeff, I guess you didn’t listen when we all told you that if you didn’t change, you would end up in prison? I guess now you’ll have a lot of time to think about it. It’s a little late to try and change now.

  8. Seriously? on November 30th, 2012 11:19 pm

    So, this guy is basically getting a life sentence for selling a traffic able amount of lortabs? Seems kinda harsh don’t you think?

  9. ForSaneJustice on November 30th, 2012 10:05 am

    Minimum mandatory sentences are served “day-for-day,” That means no gain time. Twenty-five years means twenty five years. Congratulations on supporting an increased tax burden on the citizens of Florida for the next quarter-century while this guy languishes in DOC. It’s too bad we don’t prosecute people for their ignorance. Some of the commenters on this site deserve min-man sentences.

  10. Patriot on November 30th, 2012 8:48 am


    What part of “minimum mandatory” did you not understand?

  11. ForLongerSentences on November 30th, 2012 4:40 am

    Glad he’s off the streets. But his sentences will run concurrent and he’ll be out in 10 – back on the streets to do his dirty work.

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