Baltimore Felon Exiled to More than 19 Years in Prison For Cocaine Distribution

October 8, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Abdulmuntaqim Ad-Deen, age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 235 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. Judge Blake enhanced Ad-Deen’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on two previous drug convictions.

According to his plea agreement, Baltimore Police officers searched Ad-Deen’s residence on April 11, 2007 and recovered 32 individually wrapped plastic bags containing a total of 109.14 grams of cocaine base from Ad-Deen’s jacket. Officers also seized $1,980 from another jacket pocket; and a plate, scale, business card, razor blade and a bobby pin containing cocaine residue.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy thanked the Baltimore City Police Department’s Organized Crime Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein and Ms. Jessamy commended Special Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Mason, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to EXILE cases, who prosecuted the case, and Assistant State’s Attorneys James Francomano and MiaBeth Marosy, who assisted in the prosecution.


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