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'Dreamy Mugshot Guy' Headed to Prison

Oh the jailhouse letters Jeremy Meeks is likely to get...
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2015 12:16 PM CST

(Newser) "Dreamy mugshot guy" will soon be "dreamy California inmate." Jeremy Meeks, the man whose face launched a thousand Facebook comments last June (sample: "I would rehabilitate him so hard"), was yesterday sentenced to 27 months in federal prison after having been convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. CBS Sacramento reports he'll also need to complete the 500-Hour Bureau of Prisons Substance Abuse Treatment Program, and though he was ordered to pay a $100 fine, it was determined that he didn't have the wherewithal to do so.

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KRON provides background on the crime: Meeks was stopped around 6:30am on June 18 after police spotted him exiting a home where they were about to serve a search warrant. Police say they then found the following in his car: a semi-automatic handgun, two magazines, a 9mm round of ammunition, and some pot. The Stockton Police Department's Facebook posting of the mugshot remains live. As of this writing it boasts 101,973 likes, 12,837 shares and 26,705 comments. (Read more Jeremy Meeks stories.)

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