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Local rapper sentenced to 30 years for drug trafficking

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Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 01:41 PM

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A Tampa man who performs as a rapper under the stage name "Money-Clipz" has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

U.S. District Judge William J. Castagna on Wednesday sentenced Demetrius Gregory Floyd, 34, for possession of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.

The court also ordered Floyd to serve an eight-year term of supervised release upon the completion of his prison term, records show.

According to testimony, in October 2010, Floyd was found in a bedroom during the execution of a search warrant.

In addition to his clothing, mail, and driver's license, more than 300 grams of crack cocaine were discovered in the bedroom, along with sandwich bags, digital scale and a razor blade.

Floyd's DNA was also discovered on packaging that contained 33 grams of crack cocaine, according to testimony.

A federal jury found Floyd guilty in June.

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