Drug Supplier and a Distributor Sentenced to Federal Prison
New Jersey Man Source for Gaithersburg Cocaine Dealer
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Greg Milden, age 41, of Cliffside Park, New Jersey, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Judge Chasanow also ordered Milden to forfeit $325,743, proceeds of his drug trafficking activities.
Judge Chasanow also sentenced Frederick Davis, age 32, of Gaithersburg, Maryland today to five years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack). Judge Chasanow also ordered Davis to forfeit $1,500, proceeds of his drug trafficking activities.
The sentences were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD); Special Agent in Charge Darrell Gilliard of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Washington Field Office; Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief T. N. Treschuk of the Rockville City Police Department; Captain Timothy Lloyd of the Hackensack (New Jersey) Police Department; and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.
According to Milden’s plea agreement, from February to June 8, 2015, Milden supplied a co-conspirator with cocaine in Brooklyn, New York, who brought the cocaine to Montgomery County, Maryland for redistribution. Back in Maryland, some of the cocaine was “cooked” into crack before being sold to local distributors.
On May 14, 2015 near Milden’s residence, law enforcement saw Milden place a backpack in the trunk of a car occupied by two individuals. After the car left, the officers stopped the car and recovered $15,703 from the two occupants. One of the occupants consented to a search of her residence in Hackensack, New Jersey where Milden had visited earlier that day. There, law enforcement seized $154,985, most of which was found in shoe boxes, neatly organized by denominations and banded by different colored rubber bands. An industrial-sized roll of plastic wrap commonly used to package kilogram quantities of cocaine was found in the bedroom. Milden used this residence as a stash house to store and package drugs and drug proceeds.
Law enforcement monitored several calls and texts during which Milden set up drug transactions. On June 8, 2015, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Milden’s residence and seized $25,850 in drug trafficking proceeds. Officers also recovered drug ledgers describing Milden’s supply of cocaine and marijuana to other distributors. During the course of the conspiracy, Milden was responsible for the distribution of between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine.
According to Davis’ plea agreement, from February to June 8, 2015, Davis obtained crack cocaine and heroin from a co-conspirator who Milden had supplied, and re-distributed the drugs in Gaithersburg to customers and distributors. After monitoring drug transactions conducted by Davis, law enforcement executed a search warrant at his home on June 8 and seized drug paraphernalia including digital scales and gel capsules, as well as ammunition. During the course of the conspiracy, Davis was responsible for distributing between 28 and 112 grams of crack cocaine.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI, the Montgomery County Police Department, NCIS, Prince George’s County Police Department and the Rockville and Hackensack (New Jersey) Police Departments for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein commended the Bergen County State’s Attorney’s Office and Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance, and thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel C. Gardner and Joseph R. Baldwin, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.