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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

San Francisco Woman Sentenced To 74 Months In Prison For Distribution Of Crack Cocaine

SAN FRANCISCO – Thomasha Mayfield was sentenced yesterday to more than 6 years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.

Mayfield, 39, of San Francisco, and Tony Patton, 47, of San Mateo, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Jan. 8, 2013. Mayfield and Patton were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base in the form of crack cocaine (Count One), and possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base in the form of crack (Counts Two through Eight). Mayfield was charged with a total of seven drug trafficking counts. Tony Patton was charged with three counts of drug trafficking.

Mayfield pleaded guilty on Jan. 21, 2014, to Count Seven for possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base in the form of crack, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a). According to the plea agreement, Mayfield admitted to distributing approximately 100 grams of crack cocaine to another individual on Feb. 18, 2010. Mayfield also admitted that the total amount of crack cocaine attributable to her in the case is approximately 472 grams, as she also sold crack cocaine on numerous other occasions between September 2008 and February 2010.

The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Richard Seeborg, United States District Court Judge in San Francisco, following a guilty plea on Count Seven of the Indictment in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a). Judge Seeborg also sentenced the defendant to a 4 year period of supervised release. Mayfield has been in federal custody since her remand on March 11, 2014. Patton pleaded guilty on June 25, 2013, and was sentenced on Sept. 24, 2013.

Chinhayi Coleman Cadet is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Yanira Osorio. The prosecution is the result of a an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(Mayfield indictment )