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Originally published January 15, 2014

Baltimore Crack Dealer Gets 12 Years in Prison

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Dontae Cox, age 30, of Windsor Mill, Md., was sentenced Jan. 13 to 12 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distributing crack cocaine. Cox was also ordered to forfeit $29,030 in cash, a .22 caliber handgun, a loaded .22 caliber magazine, a box of 9mm ammunition, two digital scales and two money counters, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others.

According to a plea agreement, on March 26, 2012, a confidential source called Cox who agreed to sell approximately two ounces—56 grams—of crack cocaine base to the source at the Mondawmin Mall. During their meeting later that day, the source entered a vehicle occupied only by Cox. The source gave Cox $2,400 in cash for the crack.

On April 3, 2012, the Baltimore County Police Department executed a search warrant at Cox’s home and recovered 107.6 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. They also seized $29,030, which police said he admitted came from narcotics.

Crime Blotter is compiled from information and statements from a variety of law enforcement agencies, including local police departments, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen, Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, and the FBI.

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