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October 20, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SILVER SPRING MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR
CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CRACK COCAINE
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Ayande Yearwood, age 34, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute over 50 grams of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett also imposed a fine of $17,500.
Ayande Yearwood was convicted by a jury on April 28, 2006. The evidence at trial demonstrated that in July, 2002, Yearwood conspired with others to distribute 138 grams, or 5 ounces, of cocaine base to a government cooperator. Pursuant to Yearwood’s prior federal conviction for a felony drug offense, he received a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their investigative work performed in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Charles J. Peters, who prosecuted the case.
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