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Capitol Heights Crack Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Joseph Tyrone Gray Crockett, age 28, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for distribution of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his guilty plea, on July 6, 2006, Crockett sold 61 grams of crack cocaine to another individual in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Later that day, the individual to whom Crockett sold the drugs was arrested and the crack was seized. That same day, law enforcement officers seized a 1969 Cadillac, registered to Crockett and later recovered approximately 6 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition, along with an empty box for an SKS assault rifle.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorneys Barbara Skalla and Cheryl Crumpton, who prosecuted the case.

 

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