Crack Dealer Sentenced to over 11 Years in Federal Prison

October 15, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Jayson Steven Jones, a/k/a Jason McCall, age 30, of Glen Burnie, today to 135 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his guilty plea, during November and December 2006, a confidential source identified Jones as an individual known as Jazz, who sold crack cocaine in the Curtis Bay area of Baltimore City. The confidential source made arrangements to purchase crack cocaine from Jones, under the supervision of law enforcement who were able to observe the transactions. Law enforcement also observed Jones conduct what they believed to be drug transactions from the vehicle in which he was a passenger. Jones and the driver were arrested. Agents recovered 35 individually wrapped tied pieces of plastic, each containing crack cocaine from Jones. A search warrant executed at Jones’ residence on December 7, 2006 recovered: one Ruger .357 caliber revolver fully loaded with six rounds of .357 caliber ammunition; one Beretta 9mm fully loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm caliber ammunition; one Firestorm 9mm fully loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition; and over 549.3 grams of crack cocaine.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore City Police Department and Anne Arundel County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Romano, who prosecuted the case.



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