Escambia Man Faces Up To Life For Drug Trafficking

October 3, 2017

An Escambia County man faces up to life in prison after a drug conviction.

Ozell Pressley, Sr.  was convicted by an Escambia County jury of one count of trafficking in cocaine (28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams), one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of controlled substance (less than 20 grams of cannabis).

On November 03, 2016, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators served a search warrant at a known drug house located in the 2300 block of West Bobe Street. An investigation into Pressley began after information was received that Pressley was distributing crack cocaine from the West Bobe Street House. Pressley, a co-defendant and three other adults were located in the home, along with more than 30 grams of crack cocaine, cannabis and a loaded firearm.

Pressley is a convicted felon and has an extensive criminal history, including five prior charges of Sale, manufacture, or delivery, three prior charges of possession of controlled substance, resisting an officer with violence, attempting to flee and elude, felony battery, possession of marijuana (over 20 grams), improper exhibition of a firearm and aggravated battery.

Circuit Judge Edward Nickinson scheduled sentencing for October 27.

Ozell Pressley, Sr. qualifies as a habitual felony offender. He faces a maximum sentence of up to life in prison on the count of trafficking in cocaine.

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