Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Terence Orlando Delly, age 36, of Reisterstown, Maryland, late yesterday to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms 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; and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to court documents and information presented at Delly=s sentencing hearing, on September 15, 2011, members of the Texas Highway Patrol stopped a silver Lexus, which was registered in Maryland and had been rented in Baltimore, for a traffic violation. A K-9 scan of the vehicle resulted in an alert for the presence of narcotics and 9.5 kilograms of cocaine was subsequently recovered during a search of the vehicle.
Further investigation determined that the operator of the vehicle had driven from Baltimore, to Houston, Texas, in order to be supplied cocaine from Andre Wiley, which law enforcement learned was scheduled to be delivered to Delly in Baltimore County, Maryland. The driver of the Lexus, had made multiple trips from Baltimore to Houston prior to September 15, 2011, in order to be supplied cocaine by Wiley for ultimate delivery to Delly.
The quantity of cocaine reasonably foreseeable to Delly is between 15 kilograms and 50 kilograms of cocaine.
Andre Wiley, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced to10 years in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA, Baltimore County Police Department and the Texas Highway Patrol for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Romano, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.