Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
PCP Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Prosecution Resulted from Investigation into Howard County Drug Trafficking
Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Fitzgerald Stoney, Jr., age 42, of Glenarden, Maryland today to 12 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of phencyclidine (PCP) and two counts of possession with intent to distribute PCP.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Gary Gardner of the Howard County Police Department; and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, detectives investigating the distribution of PCP in Howard County intercepted phone calls and text messages in 2013 which identified Stoney as trafficking in PCP. On November 7, 2013 law enforcement executed a search warrant at the home of a co-conspirator and seized 53 grams of PCP attributable to Stoney.
On December 1, 2013, Baltimore County Police arrested Stoney and seized 19 grams of PCP from him, which were intended for resale. On December 5th, Howard County Police arrested Stoney and one of his co-defendants, Soboyejo Sofidiya, and seized 178 grams of PCP from them which were intended for resale. Stoney and Sofidiya had been travelling back to Baltimore from New York where they had purchased PCP for resale.
On December 19, 2013, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the home of another co-conspirator and seized 315 grams of PCP attributable to Stoney.
To date, Soboyejo Sofidiya, age 33, of Laurel, Maryland and three other co-defendants have pleaded guilty to their participation in the drug conspiracy, and were sentenced to a period ranging from time served to 60 months.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised ATF and the Howard County and Baltimore County Police Departments for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leo J. Wise and Christopher Romano, who prosecuted the case.