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Mitchellville Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett, sentenced Nnamdi Enworom, age 31, of Mitchellville, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

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; and Chief Roberto L. Hylton of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Enworom’s guilty plea, on July 11, 2008, members of the Prince George’s County Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Division received information that a man was selling drugs in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Curtis Drive, in Temple Hills, Maryland. Officers conducted surveillance and saw Enworom use a key to unlock and enter an apartment, then leave the apartment a short time later and conduct a hand-to-hand drug transaction in the lobby of the apartment building. Officers arrested Enworom and recovered from him $375 in cash and a large plastic bag containing 383 grams of powder cocaine.

After obtaining consent from the owner of the apartment Enworom had been seen entering, officers recovered from the apartment a plastic bag containing over 10 ounces of powder cocaine, plastic bags containing a total of more than 5.5 ounces of crack cocaine, a loaded Taurus Model 850 .38 caliber revolver and items used in the packaging and distribution of illegal narcotics, namely, a scale, Pyrex cups with cocaine residue, ziplock bags, “corner baggies,” and boxes of baking soda.

Later that day, officers executed a search of Enworom’s apartment in Mitchellville and recovered a .22 caliber Glock 17 pistol that had been reported stolen in 2004; a .45 caliber Hi-Point Firearms semi-automatic handgun with an obliterated serial number; a ballistic vest; $35,805 in cash; assorted ammunition; almost an ounce of marijuana; and two counterfeit $100 bills.

Enworom had two previous felony convictions in Prince George’s County Circuit Court and was prohibited from possessing guns and ammunition.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Christen A. Sproule and George J. Hazel, who prosecuted the case.

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