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Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

MARCH 29 (GREENBELT, Md.) -U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Weldon Emanuwell Gordon, age 35, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Washington Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Gordon’s plea agreement, in January 2009, law enforcement executed a search warrant at his apartment in Upper Marlboro and seized 379.2 grams of crack cocaine, an electronic scale with cocaine residue, and $18,729 in cash.

Gordon is currently serving a life sentence for his conviction in the District of Columbia for conspiring to murder a witness in a separate case.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney William D. Moomau, who prosecuted the case.

 

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