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College Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to over 11 Years in Prison On Drug and Gun Offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2011

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. sentenced Jerry Calixte, a/k/a Roach, age 26, of College Park, Maryland, today to 135 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine and being a felon in possession of a gun.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Interim Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Calixte’s guilty plea, from at least April 16 to August 25, 2010, Calixte purchased cocaine, converted cocaine into cocaine base (crack) and sold both cocaine and crack.  Calixte maintained a drug ledger in which he recorded the amounts of money owed to him by his customers.  Calixte negotiated the price of cocaine and attempted to purchase multiple kilograms of cocaine from a source in Texas. 

On August 17, 2010, search warrants were executed at two residences used by Calixte in College Park and Takoma Park, Maryland.  Officers seized two pistols, 113 rounds of ammunition, 68 grams of crack, 93 grams of cocaine, three digital scales, a drug ledger and $6,700.  Calixte had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a gun.

Calixte is responsible for between 500 grams and five kilograms of cocaine; and between 28 grams and 280 grams of crack.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Mara  Zusman Greenberg and James A. Crowell IV, who prosecuted the case.

 

 

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