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Friday, July 31, 2015

Walkersville Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Distribution Of Methylone

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Bradley Newman, age 30, of Walkersville, Maryland today to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution and possession with intent to distribute methylone.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge Shawn Ellerman of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Acting Special Agent in Charge Ivan Arvelo of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and Frederick Police Department Chief Edward G. Hargis.

According to his plea agreement, on four occasions between October 2012 and January 2013, Bradley Newman distributed methylone to a confidential source, for profit.  Each transaction was recorded by audio, video, or both.  The substances obtained from Newman were tested and found to contain methylone and Newman admitted that he was selling a controlled substance.

Specifically, on October 11, 2012, Newman sold approximately 53 grams of methylone to the confidential source for $2,000, which was paid to Newman the following day.  Subsequently, on November 1, 2012, Newman sold approximately 54 grams of methylone to the confidential source for $2,000; on December 6, 2012, Newman sold approximately 83 grams of methylone to the confidential source for $3,000; and on January 31, 2013, Newman sold approximately 85 grams of methylone to the confidential source for $3,000 (divided into two payments of $1,500 each).  In all, Newman possessed with intent to distribute approximately 275 grams of methylone.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised DEA, HSI Baltimore and the Frederick Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew C. Sullivan and Robert R. Harding, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 31, 2015