Daytona Beach, FL - A Daytona Beach man will now serve almost two decades behind bars for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
The United States Department of Justice says Kenneth Douglas, known as “One Way,” was sentenced to 16 years in prison by federal Judge Carlos Mendoza on Tuesday (March 29). This is after Douglas had pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2021.
It was in March 2021 that Douglas and co-defendant, Tom Thompson—AKA “China”—conspired to distribute over 50 grams of meth. During the investigation, an undercover detective purchased meth from Douglas, who is also Thompson’s supplier, per the DOJ.
Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration served a search warrant on Douglas’ home in May 2021 and uncovered fentanyl, four digital scales, ammunition, and a stolen Glock 9mm pistol. He tried to run, but was quickly apprehended by pursuing DEA agents. Since his arrest, investigators have held Douglas responsible for more than 1.4 kilograms of meth that he planned to distribute throughout the Brevard and Volusia County areas.
Thompson, meanwhile, pleaded guilty for his role and was sentenced to 11 years and 4 months in federal prison in December 2021.