William Tyrone Payton Sentenced to 24 Years for Drug DealingPosted on September 17, 2007
U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced William Tyrone
Payton, 33 years old, of Camp Springs, Maryland, today to 292
months in prison, followed by eight years of supervised release for
conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine and use of a
telephone to facilitate narcotics trafficking, announced United States
Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. A federal
jury today convicted Payton on April 26, 2007.
According to trial testimony, Payton supplied approximately 4 kilos of
cocaine to the Lester Fletcher drug organization in about April 2005.
Payton was recorded in several conversations discussing cocaine
trafficking during a wiretap of Lester Fletcher’s phone. In one of
those telephone conversations, recorded on April 23, 2005, Payton
and Fletcher discussed a kilo of poor quality cocaine that Payton
had recently supplied to Fletcher, and Payton agreed to try to get
Fletcher a replacement kilo for less money.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Prince George’s
County Police Department for their investigative work. Mr.
Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorneys David I. Salem and
Jonathan C. Su, who prosecuted the case.