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District of Delaware

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 26, 2018

FBI Wiretap Results In Five-Year Sentence For Wilmington Drug Dealer

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that Preston Stewart, a/k/a “Pusha,” 35, of Wilmington, was sentenced to five years’ incarceration by Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark following convictions for two counts of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. 

According to filings in the case and statements made in open court, Stewart purchased one kilogram of cocaine from a co-defendant in the fall of 2016.  When the cocaine weighed less than expected, Stewart called back and complained.  Search warrants executed later in the investigation found over 500 grams of cocaine in a residence tied to Stewart.

This case is the result of an investigation led by the FBI Delaware Violent Crime Safe Streets Task Force with assistance from the Wilmington Police Department and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office.  The FBI Delaware Violent Crime Safe Streets Taskforce is a part of the New Castle County HIDTA.  The Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Delaware State Police, Delaware Department Probation Parole, New Castle County Police Department, University of Delaware Police Department, and Wilmington Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander S. Mackler.

 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 26, 2018