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Monday, June 27, 2016

Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for His Role in a Southern Maryland Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Antoine Dewayne Savoy, age 35, of Lusby, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute powder and crack cocaine. 

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board, Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief Stanley Johnson, of the Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division; Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry; St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron; and Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans.

According to his plea agreement and other court documents, from January through July 2015, Savoy conspired with Colbert Juan Jones, Vincent Leo Fletcher, Troy Taishon Swann, and James Devwan Pixley, to distribute cocaine.  Jones sold cocaine to his customers, which included Savoy and Pixley.  Savoy and Pixley purchased cocaine from Jones several times a month and used at least half of that cocaine to manufacture crack cocaine, which they sold in smaller distribution quantities.  Savoy often retrieved the cocaine from a home in Prince Frederick, Maryland, from which Jones distributed narcotics.  Savoy would either meet Jones there and personally exchange money for the cocaine, or retrieve the cocaine from a hiding place known to Savoy and Jones.  Savoy would then leave cash in the hiding place, or arrange another time and place to provide money to Jones.

Jones obtained cocaine from Fletcher and other sources.  Fletcher obtained cocaine several times a month from Swann and other suppliers.  Fletcher distributed the cocaine to his customers for further distribution, and used some of the powder cocaine to manufacture crack cocaine, which he also distributed. 

Colbert Juan Jones, age 33, of St. Leonard, Maryland, and Vincent Leo Fletcher, age 29, of Clinton, Maryland, and James Devwan Pixley, age 26, of Waldorf, Maryland, were each previously sentenced to 10 years in prison. Troy Taishon Swann, age 39, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the ATF, DEA, Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, and the Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert County Sheriffs’ Offices for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael T. Packard and Leah J. Bressack, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 27, 2016