Temple Hills Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison On Gun and Drug Charges
Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Jerry Wayne Beasley, aka â€œJay Beasley,â€ age 36, of Temple Hills, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Marino F. Vidoli of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince Georgeâ€™s County Police Department.
According to Beasleyâ€™s plea agreement, on July 7, 2011, the Prince Georgeâ€™s Police Department, Narcotics Enforcement Division, executed a search warrant at Beasleyâ€™s residence and recovered, among other things, 285.1 grams of marijuana, $1,386 in cash, two digital scales, zip-lock bags and other drug paraphernalia, a loaded Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun, a loaded AMT .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun, and ammunition for both firearms. Most of the marijuana, the scales and baggies, and the firearms, were located in a backpack found in a bedroom closet.
Beasley was arrested at the scene. After being read his Miranda rights, Beasley provided a written statement to the police, acknowledging that he sold marijuana from the apartment to make a living and that the marijuana found in the apartment belonged to him; that â€œsomeâ€ of the money seized was profits from marijuana sales; and that the backpack and the guns belonged to him.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Prince Georgeâ€™s County Police Department for their work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorney Arun G. Rao, who prosecuted the case.