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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Rod J. Rosenstein
, United States Attorney
Contact: Marcia A. Murphy

Accokeek Felon Exiled to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Shaka Abdul- Muhaimin, age 31, of Accokeek, Maryland, today to 92 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board, Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Henry P. Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, late on July 9, 2015, Abdul-Muhaimin and another individual were seated in Abdul-Muhaimin’s vehicle at the far end of a restaurant parking lot in Accokeek. Police officers approached the vehicle and saw Abdul-Muhaimin, who was in the driver’s seat, abruptly begin to move around inside the vehicle, and saw the passenger quickly exit the vehicle. Abdul-Muhaimin then jumped out of the vehicle and attempted, unsuccessfully, to get away.

From inside the vehicle and from Abdul-Muhaimin, law enforcement recovered crack and powder cocaine; heroin; ethylone; marijuana; a 9mm semi-automatic pistol loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition; and a digital scale with cocaine residue.

Abdul-Muhaimin had a 2008 felony drug conviction in the District of Columbia and was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Menaka Kalaskar, who prosecuted the case.

Field Division: Baltimore Field Division