Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ten people pleaded guilty in a drug conspiracy, including two others from Temple Hills and Fort Washington.
A 48-year-old Upper Marlboro man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for dealing drugs. Donald Hunter known as "Pep" was sentenced to 188 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Hunter, who was arrested in February 2011 and pleaded guilty in June 2011 for conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine base and heroin, and for felony gun possesion had been convicted four times previously on drug charges, according to federal prosecutors. Hunter and at least three other conspirators—including Wayne Glymph and Samuel Braxton— sold PCP, heroin and crack to customers in Prince George's County and Washington, DC, according …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Weldon Emanuwell Gordon, 35, received a 10-year sentence for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
A 35-year-old Upper Marlboro man will spend 10 years behind bars after he was convicted of having crack cocaine with the intent to sell, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. In January 2009, police conducted a search of Weldon Emanuwell Gordon's apartment and found 379.2 grams of crack cocaine, an electronic scale with cocaine residue and $18,729 in cash, according to his plea agreement. After serving his sentence, Gordon will then have five years supervised release. Gordon is currently serving a life sentence for his conviction in the District of Columbia for conspiring to murder a witness in a separate case, according to Rosenstein's office.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Federal prosecutors say Xavier Eccleston, 35, distributed crack and powder cocaine he bought in Prince George's County.
A Bethesda man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for dealing powder and crack cocaine that he bought in Prince George's County, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Federal prosecutors said Xavier Eccleston, 35, re-distributed between 500 grams and five kilograms of powder cocaine and 28 grams of crack cocaine per month between June 2010 and September 2011. Eccleston bought the drugs from suppliers in Prince George’s County, including from a Landover crack house, according to the release. Eccleston sometimes arranged the drug deals over the phone, prosecutors said. A federal judge found that Eccleston obstructed justice, according to the release, after a witness …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tide has a street value of $3, according to a police official, but dealers can trade it for marijuana or crack cocaine.
Criminals in Prince George's County are stealing Tide laundry detergent from stores and trading it for marijuana and crack, according to Sgt. Aubrey Thompson, head of the Prince George's County Police crime unit that investigates retail crimes. Thompson went live on KPCC's Take Two radio show in Southern California Wednesday and talked about why hardened criminals are turning to Tide. They aren't using it to make the drugs. But its popularity as a laundry detergent gives it bartering power, he explained. "Why Tide though?" asked Take Two Co-Host A Martinez, who wondered why another brand of liquid laundry detergent wouldn't do. "The product has proven to be effective; it works. Everybody wants Tide," Thompson answered. "That's the product …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Singled out by his elementary school classmates as a bully, a 6th grader makes a tough choice.
All eyes were on a 6th grade boy at Glenridge Elementary School while a county official talked to his class about bullying. Yolonda Evans, Prince George's County Department of Corrections spokeswoman, asked him why everyone was looking at him. He pretended ignorance, but the class didn't let it drop. Answering for him, they blurted out, "Because he bullies," Evans said. After class, Evans said he called her aside and told her, "I think that I might bully people because I get angry." He said, "I don't want to bully," Evans recalled. On Tuesday, the 6th grader, along with 161 students from Glenridge Elementary School, pledged out loud with their right hands raised: "I will not bully others, I will remain drug free, and I will remain gang …