Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:07 AM
Published on: Thursday, January 31, 2013
By Jim Davis
An Oxon Hill man was sentenced to 16 years in a federal prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Antonio Timothy Bailey, 34, on Monday to 16 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.
According to Bailey’s plea agreement, on Nov. 8, 2011, Bailey was sitting in his car, parked outside a known open air drug market, when he was approached by Prince George’s County Police Department officers. As officers approached his vehicle, Bailey jumped out and ran away. During the police chase, Bailey threw a plastic bag containing 29 blue glassine baggies, containing a total of 3.06 grams of crack cocaine. Bailey was arrested and charged, in the District Court for Prince George ’s County, with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine among other charges.
After additional investigation, on Feb. 3, 2012, PGPD officers searched Bailey’s Oxon Hill apartment. Bailey was found in the apartment, and officers recovered: a loaded 9 mm caliber, semi-automatic pistol; 20.65 grams of crack cocaine, packaged in small glassine baggies; approximately 11 grams of marijuana; and drug distribution paraphernalia, including two electronic scales, empty glassine baggies, a cooking cup, baking soda and a razor blade.
During a subsequent interview with police, Bailey admitted to purchasing two ounces of powder cocaine every two weeks, cooking it into crack cocaine at his apartment, packaging it for sale and selling it at various locations in Prince George’s County. Bailey said that he kept the gun in his apartment for protection.