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MAY 11, 2006
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GRASONVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 210 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CRACK COCAINE
Over $107,000 Seized from Two Homes
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Donald Rayfield Handy, age 54, of Grasonville, Maryland was sentenced today to 210 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented at his February 1, 2006 guilty plea, Handy provided crack cocaine to a confidential informant in October 2004 and January 2005. In January 2005, the confidential informant met Handy at his home to obtain the drugs. During a search of the home on February 4, 2005, a number of small bags containing about 275 grams of crack cocaine, approximately $3,500 folded and bound with rubber bands, sandwich bags used for packaging the crack cocaine, 2 digital scales and 3 rifles were recovered. In addition, Handy’s mother consented to a search of her home located directly behind Handy’s house, which was listed as Handy’s home address in motor vehicle records. Officers observed two safes in the master bedroom. Ms. Handy opened one safe which she advised belonged to her. Officers recovered $4,000, which was folded and bound in the same manner as the money recovered from Donald Handy’s house. Officers recovered $99,880 from the second safe, in bags similarly folded and bound. Donald Handy’s fingerprint was found on one of the bags containing the money.
Donald Handy’s home was searched again in April 2005 after law enforcement received information that Handy was continuing to distribute crack cocaine from the house. Officers recovered numerous pieces of plastic baggies, crack cocaine, an electronic scale and a handgun from the floor vent in one of the bedrooms.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, which includes officers from the Maryland State Police, for their investigative work in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Gramiccioni, who prosecuted the case.
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