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Convicted Bladensburg 'career criminal' sentenced 15 years for firearm felony

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Published on: Thursday, November 01, 2012

By Jim Davis

A Bladensburg man who prosecutors have labeled a “career criminal” was sentenced Friday in U.S District Court in Greenbelt.

U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. sentenced Garrett L. Farmer, 30, to 15 years in prison followed by two years of supervised probation. Farmer has been described as an armed career criminal due to his three previous felony convictions.

According to Farmer’s plea agreement, on May 8, 2009, Farmer was arrested in the parking lot of his apartment building in Bladensburg, and a search warrant was executed at his apartment.

Officers recovered a 9 mm pistol loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition, including one in the chamber, from inside the bedroom closet; white powder drug residue on a plate in close proximity to the firearm in the closet, along with a knife and razor; white powder drug residue and a razor, located on a plate on the bedroom nightstand, next to numerous small, unused, plastic baggies; loose marijuana on top of a shoe box in the bedroom, which contained a number of small, unused, plastic baggies; and $7,755 cash located in the freezer.

Farmer had previously been convicted of attempted distribution of cocaine, attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and attempted robbery. He was prohibited from possessing a gun.

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