Drug Enforcement Administration

San Francisco

Christopher Nielsen, Special Agent in Charge

April 29, 2011

Contact: Casey Rettig

Phone Number: (415) 436-7994

Oak Park Drug Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 24 Years In Federal Prison

SACRAMENTO, CA - United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams announced that today United States District Judge Edward J. Garcia sentenced Edward Mallory, 45, of Sacramento, to 24 years and four months for his conviction on two counts of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and two counts of possessing crack cocaine for distribution. Mallory pleaded guilty on February 11, 2011.

This case was the product of an extensive investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI’s Sacramento Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Jason Hitt prosecuted the case.

According to court documents, between January 1, 2004 and January 18, 2005, Mallory supplied large quantities of crack cocaine to a female drug trafficker in and around Sacramento. DEA made controlled purchases of crack cocaine from the female drug trafficker on six occasions. Mallory admitted that he provided the female drug dealer with crack cocaine on credit during each of the controlled purchases.

Mallory admitted in his plea that between August 1, 2002 and May 17, 2007, he supplied large quantities of crack cocaine to a second Sacramento-based drug trafficker. The FBI made three controlled purchases from this dealer female drug dealer and Mallory admitted that he was the one who provided the crack cocaine.

This case was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task (OCDETF). The OCDETF Program was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multi-level attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.

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