Silver Spring Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Charges Related to a Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Rory Slade Jenkins, age 55, of Hagerstown, Maryland today to 51 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after Jenkins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge Shawn Ellerman of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Washington County Narcotics Task Force led by Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore; and Frederick County Sheriff Charles A. “Chuck” Jenkins.
According to his plea agreement, since at least April 2014, Jenkins conspired with others to distribute oxycodone in the Hagerstown area. During the course of the conspiracy, Jenkins would travel to New York with a co-conspirator to obtain new supplies of oxycodone and other drugs. Jenkins generally drove and was compensated for doing so. Jenkins knew that they were traveling to New York to obtain oxycodone and other drugs. Those drugs would then be broken up and redistributed in the Hagerstown area. During the course of the conspiracy, Jenkins made more than 20 trips to Harlem with the co-conspirator, going up and back in the same day. Jenkins also obtained bulk quantities of oxycodone pills from other sources, which he would distribute in the Hagerstown area.
Law enforcement overheard conversations between Jenkins and other conspirators in which Jenkins discussed traveling to New York to obtain new supplies of oxycodone, and other efforts to obtain oxycodone for distribution. Over the course of the conspiracy, Jenkins admitted that he was involved in the distribution of at least 15,000 milligrams of oxycodone.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI, DEA, Washington County Narcotics Task Force, and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, for their work in the investigation and thanked the Eastern Panhandle (WV) Safe Streets Task Force for its assistance. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth S. Clark and Matthew C. Sullivan, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.