Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis today sentenced Darryle Lavance Evans (47, Jacksonville) to 12 years and 7 months in federal prison for distributing cocaine. At the time Evans committed this offense, he was on federal supervised release resulting from a previous federal drug trafficking conviction. At today’s hearing, Judge Davis also revoked Evans’s federal supervised release, and sentenced him to 5 years in federal prison, to run concurrent with the other sentence.
Evans had pleaded guilty on July 16, 2019.
According to court documents, in 2010, Evans was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distributing cocaine base, followed by a five-year term of supervised release. Evans was released from federal prison in April 2018, and, on November 8, 2018, he sold cocaine to a confidential informant working for the FBI. The informant and the person Evans identified as his supplier for the cocaine were also both on federal supervised release for drug offenses. Because of Evans’s extensive criminal history, he was designated as a Career Offender at sentencing.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor.