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Press Release

Wilmington Man Sentenced To 108 Months In Prison For Federal Drug Charge

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

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that Ibrahim Sesay, 45, of Wilmington, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark to 9 years in federal prison for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it.

According to court documents, Sesay sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant on a number of separate occasions.  Based on that conduct, law enforcement obtained a warrant to search Sesay’s apartment.  When executing that search warrant, law enforcement ultimately recovered over 159 grams of crack cocaine and over $12,000 in drug proceeds.  This was Sesay’s tenth drug-related conviction, including his second federal felony conviction in this District.

U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “This case demonstrates our continued commitment to stop the flow of dangerous substances into our communities.  Sesay made a career out of dealing drugs.  The sentence imposed highlights the severe consequences individuals can expect to face when making the repeated choice to resort to a life of drug dealing.”

“Whether it’s a large-scale drug organization or an individual selling cocaine from an apartment, rest assured disrupting and dismantling criminal drug trafficking operations is a critical part of the FBI’s mission,” said Jennifer C. Boone, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Baltimore field office. “Today’s sentence is a reminder to those who prey on our communities - your criminal activity will not be tolerated and you will be brought to justice.”

This case was investigated by FBI-Baltimore Division’s Wilmington Resident Office’s Safe Streets Taskforce and the Delaware State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jesse S. Wenger prosecuted the case.

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. 19-CR-73.

Updated October 23, 2020

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