Drug Supplier Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

April 28, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Ambrose Inman, age 40, of Atlanta, Georgia, today to 12 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his guilty plea, from January 2002 through July 2006, Inman supplied cocaine to co-conspirators in the Baltimore area. During the course of the investigation, Inman was overheard discussing and arranging transactions involving the wholesale distribution of cocaine and the collection of narcotics proceeds. Based on this information and additional surveillance, law enforcement stopped co-conspirator Michael Tedder on January 24, 2006, in Maryland and recovered $36,000 which Tedder had collected from drug traffickers and owed to Ambrose Inman. Tedder was en route to provide the funds to Inman in Philadelphia at the time of his stop. Subsequent telephone conversations between Tedder and Inman revealed efforts by the conspirators to obtain fraudulent documents to legitimize the money.

Inman admits that during the time of the conspiracy, he is responsible for the distribution of more than 150 kilograms of cocaine.

Co-conspirator Michael Tedder, age 38, of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration for its investigative work in this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) case and commended Assistant United States Attorney James T. Wallner, who prosecuted the case.



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