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Kentland Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3 , 2014

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Brian Hudson, a/k/a “Country,” age 33, of Hyattsville, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

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; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

According to Hudson’s plea agreement, from June 2010 to August 2011, Hudson conspired with Philip Whitehurst and others to distribute cocaine in the Kentland area in Landover, Maryland. Whitehurst maintained a succession of distribution houses near the Kentland area, including a location in an apartment complex on Sheriff Road in Hyattsville, Maryland. During the investigation, law enforcement intercepted numerous calls where Hudson was overheard discussing the sale of cocaine with Whitehurst. During the conspiracy, Hudson also sold 3.5 grams of crack cocaine to a source, who conducted the purchase at the direction of the Prince George’s County Police Department. On February 21, 2012, Prince George’s County police officers and FBI Task Force officers blocked Hudson’s car when he attempted to leave his apartment. Hudson rammed several of the police vehicles with his car and attempted to run away before he was arrested. Hudson admits that he was responsible for the distribution of between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine during the conspiracy.

Philip Whitehurst, a/k/a Lil Phil, age 32, of Bowie, Maryland, was previously sentenced to 294 months in prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute between 2.8 and 8.4 kilograms of crack cocaine. Twenty-one other Kentland co-conspirators have been sentenced to between 27 and 210 months in prison.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, DEA, Prince George’s County Police Department and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys David I. Salem, Arun G. Rao and Thomas M. Sullivan, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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