Temple Hills Drug Dealer Sentenced to over 21 Years

APRIL 28, 2008

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Robert Garrett Marbury, age 39, of Temple Hills, Maryland, today to 262 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Messitte enhanced Marbury’s sentence upon finding that he was a career offender based on five previous narcotics convictions.

According to his guilty plea, Prince George’s County police officers searched Marbury’s residence on May 10, 2007 and seized 22.6 grams of cocaine on his person. Marbury directed officers to the basement area where they recovered an additional 97 grams of cocaine base, 248.8 grams of marijuana, a loaded .32 caliber revolver, baggies and razor blades.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan C. Su, who prosecuted the case.



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