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'Ridiculously good looking' felon jailed for over two years

Jeremy Meeks’s mugshot went viral.

Image: Facebook/Stockton PD

THE ‘RIDICULOUSLY GOOD looking’ California felon who went viral last year has been jailed for over two years.

Jeremy Meeks even landed a modelling contract after Stockton Police Department put his mugshot on their Facebook page in June of last year.

The picture is still there and has gained over 100,000 likes, 26,000 comments and has been shared almost 13,000 times.

But the attention hasn’t stopped a US federal court from jailing Meeks for 27 months yesterday after he was convicted of illegally possessing a firearm.

A local CBS News outlet also says that Meeks was ordered to take part in 500-hours of substance abuse treatment.

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meeks 2 Meeks's mother released a number of photos of him as part of her campaign.

Meeks had been taken into custody as part of a clampdown on organised crime in the Stockton area of Northern California. Meeks’s mother had launched a campaign trying to have her son freed, claiming he was being stereotyped because of old tattoos.

The reaction to his photo saw the father-of-one being offered a $30,000 contract by a Los Angeles based  modelling agency. He was also reportedly offered $100,000 to become a porn star.

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