From the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland:
U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Andre Carter, age 31, of Bel Air, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and for violating his supervised release.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Field Division; Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III of the Baltimore City Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.
On June 16, 2011, co-conspirator Kevin Foreman agreed to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine from a confidential source for $150,000 up front, and $15,000 to be paid later, and told the source that he would be bringing a second person with him to pick up the cocaine. Later that day, in response to a telephone call from Foreman, Carter arrived at the meeting with the confidential source and handed over a bag containing $150,000 in cash for the purchase of the cocaine.
At the time of the offense, Carter was under supervision by the United States Probation office for a term of supervised release for a previous conviction for being a felon in possession of a gun.
Foreman pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme and was also sentenced to 10 years in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA, Baltimore City Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Peter M. Nothstein and James T. Wallner, who prosecuted the case.