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Third Conspirator in Frederick Cocaine Ring Pleads Guilty

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Conspirators Distributed Over 500 Grams of Cocaine in Three Months

Baltimore, Maryland – Trevin Montrez Sampson, a/k/a “Bucket,” age 30, of Frederick, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Sampson was the third and final member of the conspiracy to plead guilty to distributing cocaine in and around Frederick.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Andre R. Watson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and Frederick Police Department Chief Edward G. Hargis.

According to their plea agreements, from October 2014 through December 6, 2014, Trevin Sampson, his brother, Jacoby Sampson, and Peter Nicholson participated in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in and around Frederick. During the investigation, Frederick Police initiated wiretaps on the Sampson brothers’ telephones and intercepted a series of calls in which they arranged for Nicholson to transport a large amount of cocaine from Baltimore County to Frederick.  On November 24, 2014, Nicholson was stopped in his vehicle by law enforcement as he was en route to deliver cocaine to Trevin and Jacoby Sampson, as well as other customers.  Nicholson attempted to run away and in the course of his flight, placed a white cloth bag into an empty recycling bin.  Nicholson was arrested and the white cloth bag was recovered by law enforcement.  The bag contained multiple smaller bags which contained a total of 609.5 grams of cocaine.  Two of the smaller bags were labeled “T,” for Trevin Sampson, and “Luv,” for Jacoby Sampson.

The Sampsons and Nicholson spent the evening of November 25, 2014 and the following morning attempting to locate the white cloth bag, finally concluding, in a series of intercepted phone calls, that the bag had probably been seized by law enforcement.  Later on November 26, 2014, Trevin Sampson persuaded Nicholson to transport additional cocaine to Frederick, which Nicholson agreed to deliver the next day.  On November 27, 2014, officers conducted surveillance as Nicholson traveled from Baltimore County to Frederick in a taxi.  The officers initiated a traffic stop and as the taxi was coming to a stop, Nicholson ran from the car towards the nearby woods, tossing one package as he ran and throwing another package over a fence before he was taken into custody.  The packages were retrieved and found to contain a total of 60.48 grams of cocaine, which Trevin Sampson admits was intended for him.

On December 1, 2014, Trevin Sampson exchanged a series of text messages with one of his customers and arranged to meet the customer at a residence in Frederick. Officers conducting surveillance saw the customer enter the residence and leave a short time later with Trevin Sampson.  Officers subsequently stopped the customer at a parking lot in Hagerstown, Maryland and recovered 125.8 grams of cocaine, which the customer had purchased from Trevin Sampson.

During their participation in the drug conspiracy, Trevin Sampson and his co-conspirators admitted to distributing at least 500 grams of cocaine.

As part of his plea agreement, Trevin Sampson and the government have agreed to recommend to the Court that a sentence of 10 years in prison is the appropriate disposition of this case.  U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar has scheduled sentencing for April 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. 

Peter Andrew Nicholson, a/k/a “White Boy Pete,” age 32, of Rosedale, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty and on December 23, 2015, was sentenced to nine years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  Jacoby Olajuwon Sampson, a/k/a “Luv/Luva,” and “Coby,” age 27, of Frederick, pleaded guilty to the same charge and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 20, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended HSI Baltimore and the Frederick Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter J. Martinez, who is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 5, 2016

Drug Trafficking