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October 6, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CECIL COUNTY COCAINE CONSPIRATOR SENTENCED
TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Larry L. Gallashaw Jr., age 33, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 144 months (12 years) in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett also ordered Gallashaw to forfeit $46,417 and the car he was operating when he was arrested.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea, Gallashaw was a source of supply for a cocaine and crack cocaine drug trafficking conspiracy that operated in the Winding Brook community of Elkton, Maryland. On December 26, 2005 law enforcement overheard Gallashaw discuss the price of cocaine with a drug distributor. On December 27, 2005, law enforcement officers observed Gallashaw meeting with the distributor. After Gallashaw had delivered the drugs to the distributor, officers followed him to an apartment in Bear, Delaware. Gallashaw was stopped shortly after leaving the apartment. Officers recovered $42,960 from a bag in the car, $2,477 from Gallashaw, three kilos of cocaine from a bedroom closet in Gallashaw’s apartment and an additional $980.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Cecil County Sheriff’s Department, the Maryland State Police, the Elkton Police Department and the Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office for their investigative work in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Purcell, Jr. is prosecuting the case.
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