BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - One former Titusville High School football coach sentenced to prison and a fellow coach was found guilty on multiple federal drug charges Monday, the state attorney's office announced.
Leonard Charles Agee Jr., 40, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, heroin and cocaine, officials said.
Also on Monday, Benjamin Jenkins, 36, was found guilty of distributing and possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it, possessing a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime and using a telephone while committing the drug offense.
Agee worked as an instructional assistant at the high school and Jenkins served as an instructional assistant at Imperial Estates Elementary, also in Titusville. Both were assistant coaches on the Titusville football team.
Authorities said Agee led the drug operation, which distributed a variety of drugs through multiple dealers in North Brevard. They were arrested in June, bringing the 18-month Drug Enforcement Administration investigation to an end.
Officials said Agee obtained marijuana from Colorado for redistribution in Florida and sold cocaine obtained from South Florida for redistribution in Central Florida. In September 2015, officers made controlled purchases of heroin from him, authorities said.
Agee was responsible for the possession and/or distribution of over 100 grams of heroin, more than 2 kilograms of cocaine and over 75 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.
He pleaded guilty on Nov. 9.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on Oct. 11, 2015, Jenkins sold 28 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant for $1,300 in the parking lot of a Titusville Walmart.
While Jenkins sat in his car and counted the money for the cocaine, he had a Springfield Arms .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol in his lap, officials said. The transaction was arranged over Jenkins’ cellphone.
He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of five years, up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 15.
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