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Hagerstown man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges

May 30, 2013

BALTIMORE, Md. — A federal judge Thursday sentenced a Hagerstown man to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of drug charges, according to prosecutors.

After a three-day trial, Vincent Hernandez, 31, no address given, was convicted by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz of conspiring to distribute cocaine base, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a gun, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said.

From November 2009 to January 2010, an individual made four controlled purchases of crack cocaine supplied by Hernandez, the release said.

Following the final purchase on Jan. 6, 2010, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency searched Hernandez’s home, seizing drug paraphernalia, the names and telephone numbers of drug customers, a handgun and ammunition, and $4,135 in cash,  the release said.

Hernandez was prohibited from carrying a handgun due to a previous felony drug conviction, the release said.

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