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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lakeland Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses



Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced Wayne “Bam Bam” Broderick (39, Lakeland) to 20 years in federal prison for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. He pleaded guilty on February 24, 2015.

According to court documents, on February 21, 2014, the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) searched Broderick’s apartment in Lakeland and recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia consistent with cooking, packaging, and selling crack cocaine, loaded firearms, including a Hi-Point .40 caliber pistol, a Smith & Wesson .357 caliber revolver, a Browning 9mm pistol, approximately $881 in cash, other ammunition, and evidence of stolen identity refund fraud, including a ledger of stolen personal identifying information.

Again, on June 27, 2014, LPD conducted a search of Broderick’s residence after observing him selling narcotics from his doorway, and found him to be in possession of ammunition, marijuana, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded Springfield Armory M1911 .45 semi-automatic pistol. Broderick had numerous prior convictions for drug trafficking offenses, and at least one crime of violence that qualified him as a career offender.

This case was investigated by the Lakeland Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the United States Secret Service.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mandy Riedel.

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