A resident of Hagerstown was sentenced recently in federal court to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute illegal drugs in Western Maryland, according to Herald-mail.com. The U.S. Attorney’s Office reports the 26-year-old, who returned to Maryland in 2007 after serving in the military, entered into a conspiracy with others to obtain marijuana and cocaine from a Texas source with plans to sell it in Maryland. Money from the drug sales were deposited into bank accounts in both New Jersey and Maryland, and the money would subsequently be withdrawn in Texas to purchase more drugs.
The Hagerstown man pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, along with five other individuals who have also entered pleas.
In the context of drug crimes in the state of Maryland, an intent to distribute charge means an individual was in possession of illegal drugs, controlled substances, or narcotics with the intention of selling or distributing them (usually for monetary gain). Maryland law enforcement and the federal government take this crime very seriously, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) states this case shows their commitment to take down “drug trafficking organizations anywhere.” Any person convicted of intent to distribute crimes will face severe penalties; even first time offenders may get time in prison and hefty fines.
The experienced drug crimes defense lawyers with the law firm of Alpert Schreyer can help Maryland residents facing drug charges protect their legal rights throughout their case. We will build an aggressive defense to help get you the best possible outcome and protect your future. To see how our legal team can help you, please call (866) 444-6363 for a free consultation.