Chillum Drug Dealer Caught with Two Kilos of Cocaine
Distributed 167.8 grams of Cocaine and Possessed 2,405.2 grams of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, and Attempted to Purchase 10 kilograms of Cocaine
Greenbelt, Md., – Ludin Alfredo Ipina-Ipina, age 33, of Chillum, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute over 2,000 grams of cocaine.
The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division; Jonathan Lenzner, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland; and Chief Malik Aziz of the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD).
According to his guilty plea, from July 2020 to November 2020, Ipina sold various quantities of cocaine on three instances to co-conspirators: in July 2020, Ipina sold 21.7 grams of cocaine to a co-conspirator for $1,600; in August 2020, Ipina sold 55.7 grams of cocaine to a co-conspirator for $3,600; in September 2020, Ipina sold 167.8 grams of cocaine to a co-conspirator for $10,000.
On November 12, 2020, law enforcement executed search warrants at Ipina’s residences. At his Chillum, Maryland residence, law enforcement recovered over 2,406 grams of cocaine, digital scales, baggies, and shrink wrap with cocaine residue. In addition to the cocaine and drug paraphernalia, law enforcement also recovered five-kilogram wrappings with cocaine residue and $119,474 in U.S. Currency.
In an interview with law enforcement, Ipina admitted that the cocaine recovered by law enforcement was his and claimed that he was holding the two kilograms of cocaine for another individual. Ipina also informed authorities that he intended to use the $119,474 in recovered currency, along with other currency, to purchase 10 kilograms of cocaine from a drug supplier in Texas.
In total, Ipina distributed over 167 grams of cocaine, possessed over 2,405 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and attempted to purchase 10 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute that cocaine to drug users and distributors.
Ipina faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years in prison followed by at least four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
SAC Forget commended the PGPD and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland for their work in the investigation.