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Harford County Oxycodone Dealer Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2013

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Ronnie Stocks, age 34, of Bel Air, Maryland, today to 126 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane; and Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly.

According to Stocks’ guilty plea, in 2010 and 2011, Stocks was obtaining oxycodone from approximately 12 sources and was distributing those pills, in amounts no less than $100 at a time, to about 36 individuals. During an investigation by the Harford County Drug Task Force, several of Stocks’ customers provided information about the number and frequency of purchases of oxycodone made from Stocks, where those purchases occurred and how many pills would be purchased at one time. A wiretap of Stocks’ cell phone in early 2011 captured Stocks conducting dozens of drug transactions. In April 2011, law enforcement also learned that Stocks sold a firearm. On April 14, 2011, Stocks was arrested and his home and vehicle were searched, recovering over 40 oxycodone pills.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office and all the members of the Harfod County Narcotics Task Force for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Mushtaq Gunja, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.


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