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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2011

Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney

Contact: AUSA Vickie E. LeDuc or Marcia Murphy
(410) 209-4885

Silver Spring Crack Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams sentenced Trent Ingram, age 40, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today to 188 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Judge Williams enhanced Ingram's sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on four previous drug convictions.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Baltimore Field Division; and Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department.

According to Ingram’s guilty plea, on October 26, 2010, Montgomery County Police officers stopped a car driven by Ingram. The officers saw a baggie containing what appeared to be crack cocaine, in plain view in the car. Ingram was arrested and as officers moved him from the car, another baggie containing crack cocaine fell from his pants leg. Ingram had a third baggie containing crack cocaine in his shoe. The three bags contained a total of 61.66 grams of crack cocaine, which Ingram admitted he intended to distribute.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended ATF and the Montgomery County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Mara Zusman Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.