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Press Release

Philadelphia Man Sentenced To 160 Months in Prison for Attempted Sale of More Than A Pound of Crystal Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that a Philadelphia man was sentenced on March 21, 2024, to 160 months in federal prison for possessing more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika pronounced the sentence. 

According to court documents, in October 2022, Raymond Talley arrived at a Delaware hotel with more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine that he intended to sell to another drug dealer.  When Mr. Talley entered the hotel lobby, however, he found law enforcement waiting for him.  After a brief flight, Mr. Talley was arrested, and the crystal methamphetamine was recovered.

U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “As the Court recognized at sentencing, this amount of methamphetamine could have harmed or killed many Delawareans.  My office and our law enforcement partners will continue to work tirelessly to prevent those harms from befalling our State.”     

“HSI Wilmington’s First State Border Enforcement Security Task Force, along with the Newport Police Department worked diligently to bring Mr. Talley to justice,” said Special Agent in Charge of HSI Philadelphia William S. Walker. “It is critically important that law enforcement continue to fight against the scourge of methamphetamine being trafficked in our communities.  Through seamless cooperation and quick action, investigators and prosecutors worked together to bring this case to a successful conclusion.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meredith C. Ruggles and Benjamin L. Wallace prosecuted the case, which was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the District of Delaware or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:22-cr-00121.

Updated March 25, 2024

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