FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - May 5, 2009
FLORIDA MAN SENTECED FOR DRUG AND FIREARMS CHARGES
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced ALEXANDER EUGENE OXLEY, 25, of West Palm Beach, Florida to 156 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.
OXLEY, who was charged by Criminal Indictment on February 20, 2008, pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of use and carrying of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime on July 7, 2008.
On September 22, 2007, OXLEY and co-conspirators, Anthony Hassan Russell, 25, also of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Ivan Correa, Jr., 22, of Lake Worth, Florida, traveled by train from West Palm Beach, Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina, where they were picked up at the train station by Anthony Terrell Russell, 24, of Raleigh, North Carolina. Anthony Hassan Russell brought a Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun, Correa brought a Glock 9-millimeter pistol.
On September 24, 2007, Anthony Terrell Russell, Anthony Hassan Russell, Correa, OXLEY, and Brandon Michael Jones, 21, of Raleigh, North Carolina, armed with the Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun and the Glock 9-millimter pistol, went to a residence in Raleigh where they believed illegal drugs were stored. Anthony Terrell Russell pointed out the residence and drove off. The others entered the residence which was occupied by a woman. The woman was taken to the bathroom and tied up, and her jewelry, cell-phone, and car were stolen.
On September 25, 2007, Anthony Hassan Russell, Correa, OXLEY, and Ashley Lamont Bost, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina, armed with the Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun, the Glock 9-millimeter pistol, and an Astra .357 revolver that Anthony Terrell Russell had given to OXLEY, traveled to another residence in Raleigh where they believed illegal drugs were being stored. Bost stayed in the car while OXLEY, Correa, and Anthony Hassan Russell entered the residence. The occupants, five adults and three children, were held at gunpoint, while a male adult victim was taken upstairs to retrieve drugs and money. Cash in the amount of $1,000 was turned over and the defendants left the residence.
Mr. Holding commented, “Countless times on television and in the newspaper we have seen the ill-effects of illegal drugs in the community. Here, again, is another example of these ill-effects. My office, along with law enforcement, continuously works to put an end to illegal drugs in our communities.”
The sentencings for the other co-defendants are set for June and July of 2009.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Raleigh Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Goulian served as prosecutor for the government.
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