Memphis Man Sentenced for Meth and Firearm Possession

A Memphis man received a 12-year federal sentence for methamphetamine and firearm possession.

A federal judge has sentenced Jeffery Cervero, a 27-year-old Memphis man, to 12 years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine and a firearm as a convicted felon. United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the sentence.

On October 27, 2022, Memphis Police Department officers observed a black Dodge Charger driven by Cervero in the parking lot of the Boulevard Apartments in the Hickory Hill community. The vehicle was reported stolen and displayed tags from a second vehicle stolen from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Officers approached the Dodge Charger, but Cervero fled, eventually disabling the vehicle after colliding with a police car and a large rock.

Cervero attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended. Officers found a Glock 9mm pistol equipped with a Glock switch in his possession. Further investigation of the vehicle revealed a backpack containing 46 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and assorted pills. Additionally, police recovered $14,432 in cash, approximately 4.3 kilograms of vacuum-sealed marijuana, a Glock 9mm, a Glock .45, a 5.56 caliber rifle, five iPhones, and Cervero’s ID. One of the passengers also attempted to flee but was apprehended.

Cervero pled guilty on May 15, 2024, to possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a Glock 9mm in furtherance of drug trafficking. United States District Court Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced him to 144 months of incarceration followed by four years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives – Memphis Office, along with the Memphis Police Department. The Drug Enforcement Administration – Memphis Office and Nashville Laboratory, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and ATF Oklahoma provided additional assistance.

United States Attorney Ritz expressed gratitude to Assistant United States Attorney Gregory D. Allen, who prosecuted the case, and to the law enforcement partners involved in the investigation.

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