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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

OCT 13 (GREENBELT, Md.) – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Cornelius Maurice Jackson, a/k/a “Buddy Love” and “Buddy,” age 43, of Washington, D.C., today to 11 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.  Judge Chasanow also entered an order that Jackson forfeit $9,100.

The sentence was announced by Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, from at least September 12 to December 18, 2013, Jackson and co-defendant Daniel Fields distributed cocaine base.  Specifically, on four occasions, a confidential source met Fields in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and the two traveled to Washington, D.C. where they met Jackson.  Jackson traveled back to Maryland with the confidential source and Fields to obtain the crack cocaine from a source in Hillcrest Heights. Jackson handed the drugs to Fields who in turn distributed the drugs to the confidential source.  The confidential source gave Fields $2,600 on each of three occasions for the individual purchases of about 58 grams of crack cocaine, and $1,300 on the fourth occasion to purchase 27.3 grams of crack cocaine.

Daniel Aubulah Fields, a/k/a “Squirt,” age 44, of Forest Heights, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to his participation in the drug trafficking conspiracy and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

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