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Friday, March 22, 2013

Fort Washington Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Wayne Glymph, age 46, of  Fort Washington, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine base and heroin; and being a felon in possession of ammunition.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to his guilty plea, beginning in January 2011, Glymph, co-defendant Samuel Braxton and other conspirators sold PCP, heroin and crack to drug customers in Prince George's County, Maryland, and in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Glymph and others used Braxton’s apartment and a bowling alley in Temple Hills, Maryland to store and distribute narcotics.  Glymph often pooled money with Braxton to obtain the drugs, which Glymph and Braxton then redistributed to their customers. Glymph was responsible for distributing between one and three kilograms of PCP, between 28 and 112 grams of crack, and between 400 and 700 grams of heroin.

On February 23, 2011, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Glymph’s residence and seized approximately 19 grams of heroin, 10 grams of crack, 25 grams of marijuana, a four-ounce bottle containing PCP residue, assorted drug paraphernalia, $23,626, a diamond engagement ring, a pouch containing two loaded 9mm pistol magazines, six loaded .40 caliber pistol magazines, an empty .40 caliber pistol magazine, a shotgun shell and 11 .40 caliber cartridges.  Glymph had been previously convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing the guns and ammunition.

Samuel Braxton, a/k/a Fats, age 44, of Temple Hills previously pleaded guilty to his participation in the conspiracy and awaits sentencing. A total of 10 defendants have pleaded guilty to date to charges arising from the drug conspiracy.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Christen A. Sproule and Steven E. Swaney, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

Updated January 26, 2015