Office of The State Attorney, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Florida
Serving the Citizens of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties
Office of The State Attorney, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Florida
Serving the Citizens of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties



(Marion County, FL) In the Honorable Judge Herndon’s courtroom earlier this morning, 25-year-old Jordan Lil’Chris Foster pleaded guilty to charges for his 2022 arrests for burglary and trafficking illicit narcotics. He was adjudicated guilty on both cases and sentenced to 13 years in the Florida Department of Corrections.

Foster was charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl, Possession with the Intent to Sell, Manufacture or Deliver Cannabis, Possession of Methamphetamine, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Posses Structure for Trafficking Controlled Substances, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon for his October 12, 2022, arrest.

Additionally, he was concurrently sentenced for his September 7, 2022, arrest in which he was charged with Burglary of a Conveyance, Interfere with Custody of a Minor, Domestic Battery, and Burglary of a Dwelling.

“Despite repeated interventions and opportunities for rehabilitation, Foster persisted in his criminal behavior, posing an ongoing threat to our community’s safety and well-being,” said Bill Gladson, Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney.  “It is imperative that we take decisive action to ensure the protection of our citizens and deter further harm. Foster’s sentencing sends a powerful message – our community will not tolerate the devastating impact of drug trafficking and violence in our neighborhoods.”

Back in April of 2022, Ocala Police Department’s UDEST team responded to an address on the 1700 block of NW 18th Street in reference to executing a narcotics search warrant. After an extensive investigation, it was determined that Foster was in possession of various amounts of illegal drugs that he was selling out of the home. Foster was arrested on scene and transported to the Marion County Jail.

After bonding out, Foster was rearrested months later for domestic battery, when Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to an apartment complex in Ocala. Officials were informed by the victim and a witness that Foster had not only entered the victim’s car to retrieve an item but the residence as well, battering the victim during the incident.

MCSO authorities were able to locate Foster and the child a short while later. He was then arrested and booked into jail on a no-bond status.

The outcome of this case was a result of the diligent efforts of our law enforcement partners, Assistant State Attorney Marissa Meyer, and Assistant State Attorney Kyle Lambert.


Published on 03/05/2024.