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June 19, 2006
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THREE MEMBERS OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
DRUG ORGANIZATION SENTENCED
GREENBELT, Maryland - Anthony “Rex” Littleton, age 49, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland was sentenced today to 210 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte also sentenced Earl Cofield, age 50, of Washington, D.C. to 53 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release for distribution of cocaine. On Friday, June 16, 2006, Judge Messitte sentenced Kelly Hall, age 28, of Dahlgren, Virginia to 108 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances. All three were sentenced in connection with their participation in a cocaine distribution ring operated by Lester Fletcher in Prince George’s, Calvert, Anne Arundel and Charles counties. Fletcher was convicted by a federal jury in April 2006.
According to the statement of facts presented at their guilty pleas, beginning in January 2002, Littleton and Hall worked for the Fletcher drug organization. Littleton provided security at one of Fletcher’s crack houses on D’Arcy Road in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Hall worked at that location and one other. Littleton and Hall sold powder and crack cocaine, and helped distribute both powder and crack cocaine. Between February and April 2005, references were made on Lester Fletcher’s cell phone to “Rex” “working the door,” cooking powder cocaine into crack cocaine and transporting cocaine powder. During the conspiracy, Littleton cooked more than 1.5 kilograms of cocaine powder into cocaine base. Hall was overheard in telephone conversations agreeing to distribute approximately 648 grams of crack cocaine and 125 grams of powder cocaine. Hall was directly involved in distributing more than 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine, and between 5 and 15 kilos of powder cocaine.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea, on March 13, 2005, Cofield was overheard in a conversation with Lester Fletcher agreeing to deliver two kilograms of powder cocaine to Fletcher. On that same date, Cofield met with Fletcher at Fletcher’s parents’ house in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and received $52,000 for the cocaine. Shortly thereafter, Prince George’s County police stopped Cofield and his son on traffic violations, and recovered the $52,000. Cofield falsely stated to police that he had brought the money to purchase a race car from Fletcher.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Prince George’s County Police Department. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorneys David I. Salem and Gina L. Simms, who are prosecuting the case.
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