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JANUARY 27, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEFENDANT IN LARGE SCALE HARFORD AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DRUG CONSPIRACY SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Lan Dang, age 45, of Houston, Texas to 12 yearss in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. As part of her plea agreement, Dang agreed to forfeit her Winnebago Recreational Vehicle, which was used to transport kilos of cocaine.
According to the statement of facts presented at her November 7, 2005 guilty plea, in March 2003, the Harford County Narcotics Task Force, (HCNTF), the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Bel Air Police Department, the Aberdeen Police Department, the Havre de Grace Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) intercepted telephone calls of members of a conspiracy suspected of trafficking of cocaine and marijuana in Harford County, Maryland. Investigators identified Lan Dang as the source of supply of the drugs. Throughout March 2005, Dang transporedt kilogram quantities of both cocaine and marijuana to members of the conspiracy in Harford County, as well as Anne Arundel County.
All of the co-defendants pled guilty on November 7, 2005. Antone Miranda-Ruffin, age 30, of Pasadena, Maryland, is scheduled to be sentenced on January 30, 2006; George Brown, age 39, of Darlington, Maryland is scheduled for sentencing on March 1, 2006; and Jeffrey Price, age 40, and Joanne Price, age 34, both of Churchville, Maryland are scheduled to be sentenced on March 6 and March 10, 2006, respectively.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Harford County Narcotics Task Force, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Bel Air Police Department, the Aberdeen Police Department, the Havre de Grace Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Romano for prosecuting the case.
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