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Southern Maryland Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2009

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Dewey Irvin Carroll, age 29, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, today to 250 months in prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to Carroll’s plea agreement, from November 2007 through July 2008, he conspired with Jamohl Swann, Otis Harris, Jerry Bannister and others to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in Charles County and Prince George’s County, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Carroll and Swann also sold and distributed ecstasy. Carroll and Swann obtained the drugs from sources in Maryland and New Jersey, often storing the drugs at Carroll’s residence. During the course of the conspiracy, Carroll, Jamohl Swann and other conspirators used cellular telephones to conduct their drug business. Swann and Carroll were overheard by law enforcement discussing sending another conspirator to New Jersey to obtain cocaine. Swann also called Carroll and others to let them know when the cocaine and crack cocaine was ready to be picked up for distribution. Over the course of the conspiracy, Carroll was responsible for the distribution of over five kilograms of cocaine and 150 grams of crack cocaine.

A search warrant executed at Carroll’s residence on July 10, 2008 recovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, $1,746 in cash and 93.6 grams of crack cocaine. Carroll had a previous conviction and was prohibited from possessing a gun.

Otis Renaldo Harris, age 36 of Washington, D.C., and Jerry Carlos Bannister, age 38, of Indian Head, Maryland, were sentenced to 280 months in prison and 220 months in prison, respectively, Jamohl Swann, age 30, of Fort Washington, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. Judge Titus has scheduled his sentencing for January 27, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey and his office, IRS-Criminal Investigation and St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron and his office, the Prince George’s County Police Department and the Montgomery County Police Department for their investigative work in this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys James A. Crowell IV and Jonathan Su, who prosecuted the case.

 

 

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