TWO WALTON COUNTY MEN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – A father and son duo are sentenced to federal prison after being convicted on drug trafficking charges.
Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencings of Kenneth Ingram, 62, and Kadeem Ingram, 32, both of DeFuniak Springs. Kenneth Ingram was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. Kenneth also worked in the prison system for 25 years prior to his arrest. Kadeem Ingram was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Ingrams’ sentences were the result of a conviction on August 17, 2022, following a three-day trial where it was revealed the Ingrams conspired with others to purchase and resell cocaine and crack cocaine in Walton County. In 2019, the Ingrams took monthly trips to South Florida to procure large quantities of cocaine. The cocaine purchased was in part converted to crack cocaine and then distributed by Kadeem Ingram and a co-conspirator. After a year-long investigation, law enforcement seized approximately 1.5 kilograms of cocaine from a vehicle following a traffic stop on July 13, 2019.
“This prosecution demonstrates the collaborative efforts of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, who work tirelessly to remove addictive and deadly controlled substances from our communities,” stated U.S. Attorney Coody. “We are grateful for their dedicated public service and remain committed in our efforts to investigate and vigorously prosecute criminals bringing drugs into North Florida.”
“Let these sentences be a warning to those who are participating in the attempted destruction of our communities by selling this poison,” said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Our agency continues our effort not only to make drug arrests but to ensure these dangerous dealers are prosecuted and stay behind bars.”
“The success of this investigation is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the DEA in collaboration with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners,” said DEA Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Deanne Reuter. “DEA remains committed to these important partnerships to keep these dangerous drugs out of our North Florida communities and hold those who bring this poison into our neighborhoods accountable for their actions.”
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Office of Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Lynn Haven Police Department, the Panama City Police Department, and the Panama City Beach Police Department. First Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Spaven prosecuted the case.
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