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Hagerstown man gets 10 years in drug case

January 05, 2012|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

BALTIMORE — A Hagerstown man was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute illegal drugs in Western Maryland, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Five other area men have also entered pleas in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in the investigation, prosecutors said.

David Lynch, 26, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, according to the joint announcement from U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and representatives from other agencies, including Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith and Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore.

Lynch returned to Maryland in 2007 after serving in the military. He entered into a conspiracy with several other people to obtain cocaine and marijuana from a source in Texas and then sell it in Maryland, a news release said.

Proceeds from the drug sales were deposited in banks accounts in Maryland and New Jersey, including an account in Lynch’s name, the release said. The money would then be withdrawn in Texas to purchase more drugs.

During the course of Lynch’s involvement, more than $500,000 was deposited and withdrawn from the accounts, including at least $138,780 that went through his account, the release said.

Lynch was responsible for the distribution of five to 15 kilograms of cocaine and between 1,000 and 3,000 kilograms of marijuana, it said.

Following his release, Lynch will be on supervised release for five years, the release said.

The following defendants have also pleaded guilty to charges related to the investigation:
• Jeffrey Perry, 26, of Hagerstown, sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison and five years on supervised release.
• Bryan Slater, 26, of Hagerstown, sentenced Nov. 17, to six years in prison and five years on supervised release.
• Kendall Grove-Smith, 26, Frederick, Md., pleaded guilty in September and is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 27.
• Anthony Slater, 27, of Hagerstown, pleaded guilty in September and is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 31.
• Alex Wine, 26, of Hagerstown, sentenced Tuesday to three years on probation.

One other defendant’s case has yet to be resolved, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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