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Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced To Thirty Months In Prison For Marijuana And Gun Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                     at (410) 209-4885      


Greenbelt, Maryland – On April 30, 2018, U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Tony Alexander McCright, age 44, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland today to thirty months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Judge Chasanow also ordered McCright to forfeit $44,671 and pay a $10,000 fine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; and Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, on August 17, 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant at McCright’s residence in Upper Marlboro.  During the course of the search, law enforcement located 19 buckets, one storage bin, and one black duffel bag containing approximately 138.4 pounds or 62,777 grams of marijuana; one loaded .22-caliber handgun and 10 rounds of .22 short-caliber Super X ammunition; two digital scales; one heat sealer and heat sealer bags; a money counter; two cell phones; and $12,721 in U.S. currency.

On September 21, 2017, law enforcement executed a federal arrest warrant at McCright’s residence. Law enforcement observed a strong odor of marijuana in the garage and located approximately 1,816 grams of marijuana, one heat-sealed bag containing two vials of liquid THC, and $31,950 in U.S. currency.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur praised the DEA and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray D. McKenzie, who prosecuted the case.


Updated May 1, 2018