STOCKTON (KRON) — Remember Dreamy McMug Shot, the convicted felon who became an internet sensation after his mugshot went viral?
The stubbly tattooed bad boy with a steamy gaze is taking his chiseled features to a runway in prison.
Jeremy Meeks, 30, from Stockton, was sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison in California for being a felon in possession of a .45 caliber pistol.
Meeks was stopped by Stockton police at about 6:30 a.m. on June 18, 2014 after he and others were observed leaving a home where a search warrant was about to be executed.
A search of the car Meeks was driving yielded a semi-automatic handgun along with two extended magazines for the firearm, a 9mm round of ammunition, and a small amount of what is believed to be marijuana, according to police.
Meeks was charged with felony weapon and gang related charges.
The police department posted the mugshot of the hunky felon which quickly went viral and won over thousands of admirers. His popularity even got the attention of modeling agencies that were trying to sign him up.
Vanessa Vieira commented on Facebook, “If this guy broke into my house, I’d make him forget why he broke in within 30 seconds. lolololol”
“Lord have mercy omg he is fine he can kidnap me anyday lol damnnnnnnnnnn….,” said Cyannie Famouz.
His career on the catwalk will have to wait while Meeks does his time in federal prison.
KRON 4 later learned that Meeks had ties to the Bay Area. He had felony conviction and a two-year state prison sentence stemming from a 2002 conviction for grand theft from a person out of Solano County. His documented gang membership forms the basis for the gang allegations in the complaint.