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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
NOVEMBER 20, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THIRD CONSPIRATOR IN HARFORD COUNTY METHAMPHETAMINE CASE SENTENCED TO OVER 8 YEARS
Co-Defendants Previously Sentenced to Six and Nine Years
BALTIMORE, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Donald Evans, age 22, of Pikeville, North Carolina, today to 97 months in prison followed by five 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 Evans pay $3,006.47 in restitution and forfeit the 12 gauge shotgun found in the motel room where he and his co-conspirators were staying.
According to his plea agreement, on June 8, 2006, Evans, Valerie James and Thomas Roman 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 26, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Thomas Roman, age 28, of Raeford, North Carolina, previously pleaded guilty to the conspiracy. James was sentenced to six years imprisonment on January 31, 2007 and Roman to nine years imprisonment on April 4, 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.