19-year-old sentenced to 30 days in jail and 3 years of probation after arrest with 1000 grams of marijuana and two guns

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – London Jeremiah Sims, 19, was sentenced this week to 30 days in jail and three years of probation after pleading nolo contendere to charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of a short-barreled rifle.

Sims, who had no criminal record before the arrest, was originally charged in April with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a short-barreled rifle, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit, and carrying a concealed firearm during the commission of a felony after a traffic stop led to a search that produced 1012.7 grams of marijuana, a concealed handgun within reach of Sims, and a short-barreled AR-style rifle in the trunk of the car.

Formal charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of a short-barreled rifle were filed in May, and Sims entered pleas of nolo contendere to those charges this week; the plea document states that the maximum sentence for the charges is 30 years.

As part of the plea deal, Sims was adjudicated guilty on the charges and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for 20 days served, plus 36 months of probation, with the two sentences running concurrently. He also must serve 200 hours of community service and pay court costs. Judge William Davis accepted the plea deal. The prosecutor on the case was Assistant State Attorney Meredith Poisson, and Sims was represented by Assistant Public Defender Canaan Goldman.

  • He’s got 10 more days to reflect on his mistake, hopefully he will have learned a valuable lesson. After that comes the difficult part of not letting others be a bad influence on him or making bad decisions of his own.

    Hopefully he’ll be successful.

  • That’s okay! She’ll be back. Another Quaalude, she’ll love me in the morning.

  • 30 days on a 30 year charge. Including gun crimes. Do the idiots on the left really expect this foolishness to work?

  • 30 day sentence instead of 30 years, hmm. Wonder who benefits from that, Dem lawyers and judges maybe?

  • Possession of a short barreled rifle is a Federal Offense. This is what the entire ‘pistol brace’ mess pointed at legal gun owners is all about. 30 days?

    • Exactly. Why was this not turned over to the US attorney for federal prosecution. No gain time, serve your full sentence. God, What was I thinking his last name isn’t Trump, and the incident was not in D.C on Jan 6th.

  • The citizens voted for those liberal judges & state attorney.
    Let’s hope he stays off the ‘hood’ roller-coaster and gets his act together.

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