Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Donald Hunter, a/k/a Pep, age 48, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, today to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine base and heroin; and being a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Titus found that Hunter was an armed career criminal based on four previous drug convictions.
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; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to his guilty plea, beginning in June 2011, Hunter, Wayne Glymph, Samuel Braxton and other conspirators sold PCP, heroin and crack to drug customers in Prince George's County, Maryland, and in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Hunter and others used Braxton’s apartment and a bowling alley in Temple Hills, Maryland to store and distribute narcotics. Hunter prepared, packaged and delivered the drugs to customers on Braxton’s behalf, and collected drug debts from customers. Hunter was responsible for distributing between one and three kilograms of PCP, between 28 and 112 grams of crack, and between 100 and 400 grams of heroin.
On February 23, 2011, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Hunter’s residence and seized 8.5 grams of heroin, plastic baggies with cocaine residue, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a loaded revolver. Hunter had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a gun.
Samuel Braxton, a/k/a Fats, age 44, of Temple Hills and Wayne Glymph, age 46, of Fort Washington, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to their participation in the conspiracy, and were sentenced to 27 years and 10 years in prison, respectively. A total of 10 defendants have pleaded guilty to date to charges arising from the drug conspiracy.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA, FBI, Metropolitan Police Department and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Christen A. Sproule and Steven E. Swaney, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.