Former Correctional Officer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Smuggling Controlled Substances Into The Prince George’s County Department of Corrections Detention Facility
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Tyrone Darnell Butler, a/k/a “Tye,” and “Bone,” age 44, of Mechanicsville, Maryland today to 10 years in prison: eight years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; and an additional two years in prison for violating his supervised release for a previous federal drug conviction.
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 St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron.
According to a statement of facts to which Butler agreed in court, on four separate occasions from July to September 2010, Butler sold, or arranged with a co-conspirator to sell, a total of 36.8 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential source.
Previously on February 13, 2002, Butler was sentenced in federal court in Maryland to 70 months imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Butler’s period of supervised release
was scheduled to expire on March 15, 2011. On January 29, 2010, Butler engaged in conduct which resulted in a guilty plea in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County to negligent manslaughter, possession of controlled dangerous substances, attempting to elude police by failing to stop, and attempting to elude police in an official police vehicle. Accordingly, Butler violated his terms of federal supervised release.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Jo Bressack, who prosecuted the case.