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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Annapolis Cocaine Dealer Exiled To Over 7 Years In Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Shawn Anthony Pollard, age 35, of Annapolis, Maryland, today to 92 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Annapolis Police Chief Michael A. Pristoop; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess.

According to his plea agreement, on February 9 and 17, 2012, a confidential informant bought a total of 8.8 grams of cocaine from Pollard in Annapolis. On February 24, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant where Pollard lived and seized a loaded handgun, a digital scale containing cocaine residue, .3 grams of cocaine base from Pollard’s jacket and $34,790 which were the proceeds of drug sales. Text messages were also found on Pollard’s phone in which individuals were seeking to buy 1/8 kilogram of cocaine for $4,900 and a half of a kilogram for $18,200.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Annapolis Police Department and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Seema Mittal, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015