Gaithersburg Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to over 17 Years in Federal Prison

September 17, 2010

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus, sentenced Charles Aboke, age 28, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, today to 210 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Judge Titus enhanced Aboke’s sentence upon finding that he is a career criminal, based on two previous felony drug convictions. Judge Titus also ordered Aboke to forfeit $13,783 seized during a search of his home.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.

According to Aboke’s guilty plea, on May 22, 2009, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at his home in Gaithersburg and recovered between approximately two and five ounces of crack cocaine; narcotics packaging material and $13,783, which was the proceeds of the drug distribution.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the ATF, Montgomery County Police Department and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation and prosecution and commended Assistant United States Attorney Mara B. Zusman, who prosecuted the case.

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