Dauphin County Man Sentenced To Over 10 Years’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking And Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking
HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Khalid Fahide Carter, a/k/a “Friend,” age 23, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on September 13, 2017, to 123 months’ imprisonment by Chief United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner, following a guilty verdict by a federal jury on December 15, 2016, for distribution of crack cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, on January 12, 2016, Carter distributed cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine to a confidential informant. As officers moved in to arrest Carter, he exited his vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, he was apprehended and arrested. Recovered on the ground where Carter was arrested was the prerecorded buy money used in the drug transaction. Located on a nearby roof was the loaded Taurus PT840 semi-automatic .40 caliber pistol Carter was carrying. A search of the vehicle Carter was riding in yielded an electronic scale, two .40 caliber pistol magazines, and a holster. Found in a jacket pocket inside the van was a second electronic scale with cocaine residue. The jury found that in addition to distributing crack cocaine, Carter possessed a Taurus PT840 .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Capital City Safe Streets Task Force, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Assistant United States Attorneys Daryl F. Bloom and Chelsea Schinnour prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes with firearms.
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