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Thursday, October 25, 2012
BLADENSBURG ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL EXILED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSING A GUN
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Alexander
Williams, Jr., sentenced Garrett L. Farmer, age 30, of Bladensburg, Maryland,
today to 15 years in prison followed by two years of supervised release for
being a felon in possession of a firearm. Farmer is an armed career criminal
based on three previous felony convictions.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for
the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L.
Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore
Field Division; and Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Brisolari of the Drug
Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division.
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, located 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
night stand, 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, and was prohibited from possessing a gun.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF
and DEA for their work in this investigation and expressed his appreciation to
the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for their assistance.
Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Emily Glatfelter and
Cheryl L. Crumpton, who prosecuted the case.