Temple Hills Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

March 16, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow sentenced Eric Leroy Byrd, age 46, of Temple Hills, Maryland, today to 132 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks; Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey; and Charles County State’s Attorney Anthony Covington.

According to his guilty plea, from September 2009 to April 2010 Byrd distributed crack cocaine to an individual in Prince George’s and Charles Counties, Maryland, including the Waldorf and Fort Washington areas. Byrd sold approximately six grams of cocaine base, or crack cocaine, to the same individual on at least five occasions.

On April 16, 2010, Prince George’s County police executed a search warrant at Byrd’s apartment and seized $600, digital scales and approximately 109 grams of crack cocaine.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the Prince George’s County Police Department, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney David Salem, who prosecuted the case.

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