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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Monday, May 12, 2014

Meth Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Jorden Barraco, age 34, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William Winter of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Carroll County Sheriff Kenneth Tregoning; Chief Jeffrey Spaulding of the Westminster Police Department; and Carroll County State’s Attorney Jerry Barnes.

According to Barraco’s plea agreement, from June through July 2013, Barraco participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On July 7, 2013, members of the Carroll County Drug Task Force tracked Barraco’s vehicle as Barraco traveled from a motel in Timonium, Maryland to Wilmington, Delaware, to obtain narcotics. Barraco spent less than 30 minutes in Wilmington before beginning his return to Maryland. On the way back, Barraco’s vehicle was stopped by the Maryland State Police. A canine alerted for the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, law enforcement recovered four clear bags containing a total of 112.9 grams of methamphetamine

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised HSI Baltimore and the Carroll County Drug Task Force, comprised of the Maryland State Police, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Westminster Police Department and the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Seema Mittal, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015