Marc Ward sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prisonPosted on December 13, 2007
United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Marc
Ward, age 37, of Columbia, Maryland today to 135 months in prison
followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to
distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 40 kilograms or
more of marijuana, announced United States Attorney for the District
of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to his guilty plea, Ward and others traveled from
Maryland to California to purchase at least five kilograms of cocaine
and 40 kilograms of marijuana, which were then distributed in
Maryland. In August 2004, Ward and one of his co-conspirators
were stopped by the Kansas Highway patrol while traveling from
California back to Maryland. A kilogram of cocaine was found behind
the glove box of the vehicle. Law enforcement made additional
seizures of more than half of a kilogram of cocaine that had been
mailed to yet another co-conspirator in Maryland. Kilograms of
marijuana were recovered from controlled deliveries of drugs mailed
from California to locations in Baltimore or from Maryland residences
used by the conspirators.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug
Enforcement Administration, the Howard County Police Department,
and the Kansas Highway Patrol for their investigative work, and
commended Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J.
Romano, who prosecuted the case.