Oxon Hill Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distribution of PCP

May 17, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Clarence L. Carter, Jr., age 29, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP).

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration -Washington Field Division; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to Carter’s guilty plea, on January 14, 2011, officers with the Narcotics and Special Investigations Unit of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department(“NSIU”) and the Prince George’s County Police Department executed a search warrant at Carter’s residence in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and recovered a full 32 ounce vinegar bottle containing an amber-colored liquid, later determined to be approximately 903 grams of PCP, from a kitchen cabinet. Carter admitted that he knowingly possessed the PCP with the intent to distribute it.

Carter sold PCP to a confidential source on at least two occasions, in December 2010 and January 2011, in Washington, D.C., while being monitored by law enforcement.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA, the Prince George’s County Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Christen A. Sproule, who prosecuted the case.

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