Escambia Felon Convicted On Additional Weapon And Drug Charges

July 16, 2018

A felon from Escambia County has been convicted of additional drug and firearm charges.

After a three-day jury trial, Kenneth Lamar Weathers, 27, was convicted of two counts of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The verdict was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
In June 2017, while cleaning a hotel room, a housekeeper found a pistol under the mattress. Weathers, who stayed in the room the night before the current occupant, was determined to have possessed the firearm.
In October 2017, law enforcement officers were notified that an armed male, later identified as Weathers, was within a residence. When officers arrived, an injured woman was in the rear bedroom of the apartment with Weathers. During a search of the residence, a pistol was located between the mattress and box spring where Weathers was lying. A bag in the closet contained $3,661 in U.S. currency, 15 individually wrapped clear baggies with cocaine, and Weathers’s Florida identification card.

For possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, Weathers faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. For possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 25 at the U.S. Courthouse in Pensacola.

Comments

4 Responses to “Escambia Felon Convicted On Additional Weapon And Drug Charges”

  1. Casual Observer on July 16th, 2018 12:24 pm

    This mug shot is a perfect example of what I’ve been taught in classes, both at the police department and drug counselor classes. When a person is free of depressive substances, 90% of the pupil of the eye will be visible. When a person is under the influence of drugs, the eyelid will be half closed, sitting on top of the pupil of the eye. When a person is under the influence of a drug stimulant, the pupils will be shrunken, look like pinpoints. It’s all in the eyes.

    I flunked out of the counseling clssses. Hit too close to home. I felt as though I couldn’t counsel an addict without wanting to throttle them, because of their whole hearted selfishness and lack of concern for the people they’re hurting.

    What’s scary is to walk around Walmart and see how many people are walking around stoned. What’s even scarier is to hsve Christmas dinner and see family members in the same condition! BTDT.

  2. mick on July 16th, 2018 10:16 am

    Give him the max for all charges – this is a felon that will always commit felonious acts – put him away, be done with .

  3. No Excuses on July 16th, 2018 9:38 am

    No longer any parole in the federal prison system either. With good conduct time, he’ll still have to do 85% of his sentence. And! Since he’s shown that he’s not a first time learner, I’m sure he’ll lose a good portion of the GCT anyway.

  4. Trocarman on July 16th, 2018 6:57 am

    The housekeeper should be commended for finding the weapon. Another great job by law enforcement.





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