☷Jessup Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Jessup Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Possessed Two Firearms , Including One With an Obliterated Serial Number , Along with Drugs and Cash Baltimore , Maryland – Tommie Miller , age 36 , of Jessup , Maryland , pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking . The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L . Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J . Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , Baltimore Field Office; and Chief Gregory Der of the Howard County Police Department . According to his guilty plea , on March 2 , 2021 , the FBI executed a search warrant at Miller’s apartment . Miller and his girlfriend were the only occupants of the apartment at the time of the search . From a backpack found the main bedroom , agents seized a pistol loaded with 34 rounds of ammunition; an AR - style pistol with an obliterated serial number and three magazines containing 93 rounds of ammunition; 14 additional rounds of ammunition; one bag of cocaine; 25 gel capsules; and four bags of heroin . Also from the bedroom , agents recovered $3 , 000 from a box on the floor; a lower receiver for a handgun from the attached bathroom; and a bag containing empty gel capsules from a closet near the main bedroom . A search of the kitchen revealed an AR - style magazine with 25 rounds; a digital scale; a bag of cocaine; and drug paraphernalia . Miller admitted that the drugs , the manner in which they were packaged , the presence of drug paraphernalia , and the amount of cash indicate his intent to distribute the drugs and that the firearms were possessed in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime . Miller faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of life in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking . U . S . District Judge Stephanie A . Gallagher has scheduled sentencing for July 5 , 2022 at 10:00 a . m . This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods ( PSN ) , a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone . PSN , an evidence - based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime , is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts . Through PSN , a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them . As part of this strategy , PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime . This case is also part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ( OCDETF ) investigation . OCDETF identifies , disrupts , and dismantles the highest - level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor - led , intelligence - driven , multi - agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal , state , and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks . United States Attorney Erek L . Barron commended the FBI and the Howard County Police Department for their work in the investigation . Mr . Barron thanked Assistant U . S . Attorney Kim Y . Oldham , who is prosecuting the case . For more information on the Maryland U . S . Attorney’s Office , its priorities , and resources available to help the community , please visit https://www . justice . gov/usao - md/project - safe - neighborhoods - psnexile and https://www . justice . gov/usao - md/community - outreach . # # #
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