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MAY 11, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAPITOL HEIGHTS MAN SENTENCED TO 41 MONTHS IN PRISON
FOR ASSAULTING PARK POLICE OFFICER
Officer Dragged More Than 25 Yards
GREENBELT, Maryland - Clifford Cory Foster, age 29, of Capitol Heights, Maryland was sentenced yesterday to 41 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release, for assaulting a U.S. Park Police officer and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. A federal jury convicted Foster of those charges on January 19, 2006.
According to the evidence presented at trial, on June 3, 2005 Foster was stopped by U.S. Park Police for suspected driving while intoxicated. On approaching the pick-up truck, the officer smelled marijuana and saw leaves and seeds in Foster’s truck and asked Foster to exit the vehicle.
As the officer was about to open a backpack that was in the bed of Foster’s truck, Foster ran back to his truck, with a second officer in pursuit. Foster drove away, dragging the first Park Police officer for more than 25 yards. The backpack was still at the scene and a search uncovered approximately 6.24 ounces of marijuana packaged for distribution in various-sized bags.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the U.S. Park Police. Mr. Rosenstein also thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Skalla, who prosecuted the case.
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