Drug Supplier Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

February 26, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Bryce Rowell, age 40, of Houston, Texas today to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 11 pounds or more of cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division.

“Mr. Rowell was responsible for trafficking a significant amount of cocaine through our communities. The efforts of DEA ensure he will no longer be able to do so,” stated Ava A. Cooper-Davis, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge.

According to Rowell’s guilty plea, from January 2002 through July 2006, Rowell and Ambrose Inman shipped cocaine from Texas to cities in the Northeast, including Baltimore. Rowell was overheard arranging the wholesale distribution of cocaine and the collection of drug proceeds.

Rowell admits that he is responsible for distributing more than 5 kilograms of cocaine.

Co-conspirators Michael Tedder, age 38, of Brooklyn, New York, and Ambrose Inman, age 40, of Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy and were sentenced to 14 and 12 years in prison, respectively.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney James T. Wallner, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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