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September 14, 2006
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FORESTVILLE DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO OVER 16 YEARS
Greenbelt, Maryland - Rodney Rodell McCain, age 37, of Forestville, Maryland was sentenced today to 200 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and possession of a firearm by a felon, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus enhanced McCain’s sentence upon determining that McCain is an armed career criminal, based on three prior convictions for serious drug offenses.
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said, "This drug dealer will be exiled to federal prison for 16 years because he was carrying a gun."
According to the statement of facts presented to the court on August 11, 2006 at his guilty plea, McCain sold .7 grams of cocaine base on November 30, 2005 to an individual who paid $40 which had been obtained from an undercover detective. The drug transaction occurred in the area of Forestville Road and Marlboro Pike in Forestville. McCain was then followed and arrested shortly thereafter. Prince George’s County police officers recovered the $40, as well as an additional 28 grams of cocaine base packaged for distribution in 12 baggies and approximately $3,197 in cash. McCain was wearing a belly-band holster containing a loaded .38 caliber Ruby Extra revolver.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Barbara S. Skalla, who prosecuted the case.
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