Franklin Washington Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Charges

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Franklin Washington, age 35, of Clinton, Maryland today to 121 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his guilty plea, on five occasions from April to September 2006, Washington distributed cocaine to a confidential informant. On September 1, 2006 Anne Arundel County police stopped Washington's vehicle for a traffic violation. A canine search was conducted and officers seized 118.2 grams of crack cocaine and 17.7 grams of powder cocaine from the vehicle, along with a digital scale.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Anne Arundel County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Bryan M. Giblin, who prosecuted the case.

Source: United States Department of Justice

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