FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
APRIL 4, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HARFORD COUNTY METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRATOR SENTENCED TO
9 YEARS FOR ATTEMPTED MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION
OF JUST 4 OUNCES OF DRUG
Co-Defendant Previously Sentenced to Six Years
BALTIMORE, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Thomas Roman, age 27, of Raeford, North Carolina, today to nine years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Quarles also ordered that Roman pay $3,006.47 in restitution.
According to his plea agreement, on June 8, 2006, Roman, Valerie James and Donald Evans acquired items to manufacture four ounces of methamphetamine, and would have done so in the Super 8 Motel in Edgewood had they not been apprehended by officers of the Harford County Sheriff’s Department. A loaded Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun was also found in the motel room.
Valerie James, age 25, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Donald Evans, age 22, of Pikeville, North Carolina, previously pleaded guilty to the conspiracy. James was sentenced to six years imprisonment on January 31, 2007. Evans’ sentencing is scheduled for May 31, 2007.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Harford County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gregory Welsh and Christopher J. Romano, who prosecuted the case.