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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Delaware

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wilmington Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 130 Months In Federal Prison

WILMINGTON, Del. – United States Attorney David C. Weiss announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika sentenced a Wilmington drug trafficker to 130 months in federal prison for gun and drug offenses committed in Delaware. 

According to court documents, Hakim Mowbray, 38, of Wilmington, was arrested in April of 2018 while in possession of a handgun and 60 grams of crack cocaine.  This was Mowbray’s third conviction for illegal firearm possession; he was previously convicted of state gun charges in Delaware and federal gun charges in Virginia.  After Mowbray’s arrest, law enforcement officials searched his Wilmington home, finding additional powder and crack cocaine, cutting agents, and a press used to repackage kilograms of cocaine. 

Commenting on today’s proceedings, U.S. Attorney Weiss noted, “Today’s sentence appropriately reflects the danger that those who use firearms to further their drug sales present to our community.  This office will continue to work with the DEA and DSP to investigate and prosecute repeat offenders like Mr. Mowbray.”

Mowbray’s conviction is the result of an investigation spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Wilmington Group 41 and members of the Delaware State Police (“DSP”) Governor’s Task Force.  DEA Group 41 is a part of the New Castle County HIDTA, and comprised of the officers from Delaware State Police, Delaware Department of Probation and Parole, New Castle County Police Department, Newark Police Department, Wilmington Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security.    

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. 1:18-cr-00069.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 19, 2019