William Floyd Crudup Exiled to 11 Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced William Floyd Crudup, age 28, of Baltimore, today to 11 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to his guilty plea, on March 17, 2005, members of the Baltimore City Police Department arrested Crudup in connection with other charges, in Baltimore. Officers searched Crudup and recovered twelve separately wrapped plastic baggies, containing a total of 2.53 grams of crack cocaine. Crudup advised detectives that he had a quantity of ammunition stored in his mother’s house. Detectives executed a search warrant at his mother’s home in Baltimore on March 18, 2005 and recovered 37 rounds of Makarov 9 mm ammunition and a plastic bag containing narcotics paraphernalia, including glass vials, vial tops, and plastic baggies. Crudup was prohibited from possessing ammunition due to previous convictions for assault in 2001 and 2002 and possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance in 2002.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy and Assistant State’s Attorney Jenifer Layman, the Baltimore City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael C. Hanlon, who is prosecuting the case.