LEADER OF ST. MARY’S COUNTY COCAINE DISTRIBUTION RING SENTENCED TO OVER 14 YEARS IN PRISON
Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Brian Deandre Bush, age 43, of Hollywood, Maryland, today to 140 month in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, cocaine and crack cocaine in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Bush was also sentenced to 37 months in prison, for violating his supervised release from a 2007 drug conviction, which Judge Williams ordered to be served consecutive to the sentence imposed today.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder, of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; and St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron.
According to Bush’s guilty plea, from November 2010 through July 15, 2011, Bush conspired with his son, Demetrius Deandre Young, Kerry Alexander Bond, Sr., John Larry Dickerson, Marcus Tyrek Chase, William Lamont Young, Alexander Sternack, Wayne Marcelle Mills and others to distribute cocaine in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Bush and Demetrius Young received cocaine from their sources of supply in Maryland, Georgia, Florida and elsewhere, including cocaine supplied by John Edward Butler, David Butler and Bond. The cocaine was smuggled back to St. Mary’s County where Bush and Demetrius Young supplied Chase, Dickerson and others with powder and crack cocaine for distribution. Law enforcement overheard thousands of cell phone conversations between the defendants, including Bush, relating to their drug activities and the rising prices of cocaine in St. Mary’s County. Bush and Demetrius Young would call and coordinate the delivery of cocaine and payment for the cocaine with John Butler, David Butler, Bond and others. Bush and Demetrius Young would then call Dickerson, Chase, Mills, William Young, Sternack and others to tell them when the cocaine and crack cocaine was ready to be picked up. These individuals met Bush, Young and/or one of their subordinates at locations in St. Mary’s County to obtain cocaine and crack cocaine.
Bush was responsible for the distribution of between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine, and between 280 grams and 840 grams of crack cocaine.
All 10 defendants have pleaded guilty in this case. Kerry Alexander Bond, Sr., age 41, of Leonardtown, Maryland, and Wayne Marcelle Mills, age 45 of Lexington Park, Maryland, are awaiting sentencing. Marcus Tyrek Chase, age 27, of Lexington Park, Maryland, and John Larry Dickerson, age 43, of Waldorf, Maryland, were sentenced to 15 years in prison and 140 months in prison, respectively. Demetrius Deandre Young, age 23, of Hollywood, was sentenced to 75 months in prison; William Lamont Young, age 41, and David Anthony Butler, age 69, both of Leonardtown, were sentenced to two years in prison and 15 months in prison, respectively; and John Edward Butler, age 37, and Alexander Sternack, III, age 38, both of Mechanicville, Maryland, were sentenced to 63 months in prison and 70 months in prison, respectively.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys James A. Crowell IV, Arun G. Rao and Thomas Sullivan, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.