The future is far from a masterpiece for Michael Angelo Sapp, 40, who was busted with meth and a gun in December 2014, after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase. The fate of the Penacola, FL, resident was sealed earlier this week, when he was sentenced in Idaho U.S. District Court to 25 years in prison, on possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and firearms possession.
On that wild December night, two days before Christmas, Sapp (who was living in Meridian, ID, at the time) was reported as an intoxicated driver, after hitting a pole at a local McDonald’s drive thru, according to the DEA. Sapp reached 90 miles per hour in his car as the cops gave chase, blowing through red lights and driving on the wrong side of the road, at one point. When he was finally stopped, police found 174 grams of pure meth in his car. They also found a .380 in his possession.
It was also discovered that Sapp was on the run. Felony arrest warrants had been issued for him in Florida. His previous rap sheet was extensive, with convictions of grand theft firearm, burglary, grand theft of more $10,000, grand theft of $300-$500, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, pawnbroker transaction fraud, dealing in stolen property by trafficking, fraud upon secondary metals recyclers, grand theft of a firearm, and grand theft.
Due to the car chase, a sentencing enhancement was tacked on to Sapp’s conviction due to “creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to other persons.” To compound his predicament further, the judge hit him with obstruction of justice charge for committing perjury during trial and “attempting to unlawfully influence witnesses.”