Man sentenced for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS – Earlier today in federal court, a 36-year-old man was sentenced for
possessing with intent to distribute 117 grams of crack cocaine. United States District Court
Judge Joan N. Ericksen sentenced Terrell Randle, no known address, to 120 months in prison on
one count of the charge. Randle was indicted on January 11, 2011, and pleaded guilty on August
In his plea agreement, Randle admitted that on December 10, 2010, while traveling through
Martin County, Minnesota, he possessed approximately 117.5 grams of crack cocaine and 4.8
grams of cocaine powder, intending to distribute it. Randle was enroute to South Dakota, where
he planned to distribute the drugs.
According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, Randle was driving a vehicle that
was stopped by a Minnesota State Trooper for moving violations. A K-9 officer detected
narcotics in the vehicle, and during a subsequent search, officers seized approximately 109
grams of crack cocaine in a pair of men’s sweatpants, inside a duffle bag. A digital scale also
was found in the bag, located in the trunk of the vehicle. In addition, officers seized
approximately one gram of heroin and 31 grams of crack cocaine in the pocket of a pair of
female blue jeans. Randle and a female passenger in the vehicle were arrested.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol, the Martin
County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey M. Bryan.
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