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Silver Spring Man Exiled to 10 Years in Prison For Trafficking PCP and Crack Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. Chief District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Jacinto Bracmort, age 40, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute PCP and crack cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to evidence introduced at trial, between October 2009 and May 2010, Bracmort conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP) in the Prince George's County, Maryland area. Bracmort was repeatedly overheard in a series of telephone calls intercepted between February and April, 2010 assisting a conspirator, Ricky Moore, in finding customers for small quantities of marijuana and PCP.

Trial evidence also showed that Bracmort assisted Moore directly in distributing and obtaining controlled substances. On February 24, 2010, Bracmort drove Moore to and from a location where Moore bought a half ounce of PCP from another coconspirator and, later that evening, Bracmort drove Moore to a different location where Moore sold some of that PCP. Intercepted calls between Moore and Bracmort played at trial also showed that Bracmort attempted to set up a deal for 14 grams of crack cocaine between his neighbor and Moore for $500 and, in another call, Bracmort agreed to attempt to obtain a half ounce of high quality PCP for Moore from one of Bracmort's suppliers.

Moore testified at trial that he sold PCP to Bracmort in small quantities several times a week during the eight month conspiracy. Moore testified that Bracmort had attempted to arrange four separate crack cocaine transactions for him.

Ricky Moore, age 30, pleaded guilty to the same conspiracy and was sentenced to 57 months in prison on September 22, 2011. Three other defendants have pleaded guilty to their participation in the drug conspiracy.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI for its work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorney Adam K. Ake and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Hans Miller assigned from the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, who prosecuted the case.


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