Prince George's County Drug Charges Yield 20 Year Sentence


Sometimes, people find themselves charged with the same type of crime again and again. When standing with a repeat offender at sentencing, a Maryland criminal attorney often sees that a history of prior convictions can remove any leniency a judge might consider granting. The recent sentencing of a Prince George's County man convicted of drug charges is a perfect example.

Rodney Erik Bryant, 32, pleaded guilty in October to possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and to possession of a firearm by a felon. Bryant's plea came in response to his December 2008 arrest after police raided his home based on a tip from a confidential informant. As they searched his home, police discovered a number of illegal substances and products, including several hundred grams of cocaine, over a kilogram of marijuana, heroin, drug paraphernalia, and a pistol.

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