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05/12/2014

Maryland meth dealer sentenced to 10 years in prison

BALTIMORE — A 34-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison on conspiracy charges related to distribution and possession of methamphetamine.

Jordan Barraco also received five years of supervised release as part of his sentence.

The sentence follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore, the Maryland State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Westminster Police Department. The Carroll County State Attorney's Office provided assistance.

According to Barraco's plea agreement, from June through July 2013, Barraco participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On July 7, 2013, members of the Carroll County Drug Task Force tracked Barraco's vehicle as Barraco traveled from a motel in Timonium to Wilmington, Delaware, to obtain narcotics. Barraco spent less than 30 minutes in Wilmington before beginning his return to Maryland. On the way back, the Maryland State Police stopped Barraco's vehicle. Subsequently, a canine alerted for the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, law enforcement recovered four clear bags containing a total of 112.9 grams of methamphetamine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seema Mittal prosecuted the case in the District of Maryland.