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Career Criminal Pleads Guilty to Drug, Weapons Possession in Bladensburg

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GREENBELT, Md.--A 30 year old Bladensburg man who has been labeled a career criminal by federal prosecutors, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein announced Oct. 25.

Garrett L. Farmer, 30, admitted that a gun, drugs and drug paraphernalia found in the apartment was his shortly after he was arrested in the parking lot of his apartment building May 8, 2009 by police officers.

A search of his apartment yielded a loaded nine millimeter handgun, “numerous small, unused, plastic baggies; loose marijuana on top of a shoe box in the bedroom, which contained a number of small, unused, plastic baggies; and $7,755 cash located in the freezer,” according to Rosenstein, U.S. attorney for Maryland, in a statement Oct. 24.

Farmer has three prior convictions for attempted distribution of cocaine, attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and attempted robbery, and was prohibited from possessing a gun, the statement said.

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