FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 30, 2012
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Maryland Man Sentenced to Five-Year Prison Term
For Distributing Crack Cocaine in Northwest Washington
- Arrested During FBI/MPD Investigation -
WASHINGTON - Juan Wilson, 40, formerly of Glendale, Maryland, has been sentenced to a five-year prison term after earlier pleading guilty to the distribution of crack cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
Wilson pled guilty in October 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was sentenced on January 27, 2012, by the Honorable Reggie B. Walton. Upon completion of his prison term, Wilson will be placed on five years of supervised release.
The defendant was among numerous people arrested during a three-year investigation carried out by the FBI/MPD Safe Streets Task Force into the sales of cocaine and crack cocaine, primarily in the area of Seventh and O Streets NW.
According to the government’s evidence, on Aug. 13, 2008, in the area of New York Avenue and First Street NW, Wilson distributed and sold crack cocaine to a person who was working in the undercover investigation. Wilson accepted $1,300 in cash for the drugs.
The FBI/MPD Safe Streets Task Force is part of a national initiative. More than 150 Safe Streets Task Forces around the country combat street gangs by combining federal, state and local police resources.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen, Assistant Director McJunkin and Chief Lanier commended the work of the FBI and MPD members of the task force. They also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Legal Assistant Diane Brashears, Program Specialist Kim Hall and Paralegal Teesha Tobias. Finally, they thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth F. Whitted, of the Violent Crime and Narcotics Trafficking Section, who prosecuted the case.