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October 30, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FREDERICK MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION
AND ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A GUN
Greenbelt, Maryland - Winfred Gregg Travis, age 37, of Frederick, Maryland, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for distribution of cocaine base (crack) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow enhanced Travis’s sentence upon finding that he was a career offender based on his previous drug convictions. Travis will forfeit $19,269 and the handgun seized from his residence.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court on June 15, 2006 at his guilty plea, a cooperating individual under the supervision of law enforcement agents obtained 133 grams of crack cocaine from Travis on November 9, 2005. Montgomery County police officers stopped Travis on January 18, 2006 for a traffic violation and seized 492 grams of cocaine from the vehicle. Frederick County police officers searched his residence later that day and seized 148 grams of crack cocaine, a gram of marijuana, $19,269, a Llama Max .45 caliber handgun, a box of Winchester .45 caliber bullets and various drug paraphernalia.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, Montgomery County Police Department and Frederick County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Skalla, who prosecuted the case.
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