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Press Release

Dundalk Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Charges

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

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced Jasper McWilliams, age 48, of Dundalk, Maryland today to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, on March 19, 2015, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at McWilliams’ residence.  Officers recovered a total of 533.37 grams of powder cocaine and 69.78 grams of crack cocaine from the home, packaged in a number of plastic bags. In addition, officers recovered a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun from a locked safe underneath McWilliams’ bed. The locked safe also contained $15,160 in drug proceeds.  Elsewhere in McWilliams’ bedroom, the officers recovered drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale, a metal can with a false bottom, a metal grinder, and an at-home marijuana drug test kit.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Baltimore County Police Department for its work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter J. Martinez, who prosecuted the case.

Updated October 16, 2015

Topic
Drug Trafficking