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Friday, August 1, 2014

Anne Arundel County Cocaine Dealer Exiled To Over 11 Years In Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced Paul Rodney Cain, age 48, of Pasadena, Maryland, today to 135 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess.

According to his plea agreement, from November 2012 through July 24, 2013, Cain conspired with Daryell Rexrode, Allan Ferdock, Julie Marie Gardner and others to distribute cocaine. On November 16, 2012, Rexrode was arrested in Baltimore upon arriving to accept a controlled delivery of a kilogram of cocaine that he intended to split with Cain.

In May 2013, law enforcement initiated wiretaps on two cell phones belonging to Cain and learned that Rexrode and Cain were building their inventory of cocaine. For example, between May 21 and 24, 2013, law enforcement overheard Cain agree to buy one kilogram of cocaine from Ferdock for $36,000. Law enforcement arrested Ferdock on May 24 after witnessing Ferdock purchase a kilogram of cocaine which he intended to re-sell to Cain. Law enforcement seized the cocaine.

Following Ferdock’s arrest, law enforcement intercepted many calls in which Rexrode and Cain, who did not believe that law enforcement had seized the cocaine, discuss confronting Ferdock about the cocaine that Ferdock had agreed to deliver. The conspirators devised a plan to have Cain take Rexrode’s brother to Ferdock’s residence to confront Ferdock.

On May 26, 2013, law enforcement intercepted a call in which Cain told Rexrode that he had just left Rexrode’s brother at Ferdock’s home. In the early morning hours of the next day, law enforcement arrested Rexrode’s brother on Ferdock’s property. At the time of his arrest, Rexrode’s brother was wearing latex gloves and carrying a mallet, a knife and a roll of duct tape.

On July 24, 2013, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a storage unit in Glen Burnie, Maryland, which was rented in Gardner’s name. Gardner was Cain’s girlfriend. Officers seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine from the storage unit.

Cain conspired to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Daryell M. Rexrode, Allan Clay Ferdock, both age 56, Julie Marie Gardner, age 36, all of Pasadena, previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. Rexrode was sentenced to 160 months in prison; Ferdock was sentenced to 51 months in prison; and Gardner was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA, Anne Arundel Police Department and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney=s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Peter J. Martinez and Christopher J. Romano, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

Updated January 26, 2015