Millersville man Sentenced to Prison for 8 years after running Fentanyl ring in Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis, MD: United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron announced the sentencing of a Millersville man, who was found guilty of possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. Barron imposed an eight-year federal prison sentence.

At the end of his eight-year sentence, 44-year-old Orlando Ray Coleman Sr. will be subject to three years of probation.

Coleman was a suspected drug dealer who supplied other drug organizations in the Annapolis region; he operated out of the Baltimore and Annapolis metropolitan areas. Subsequent research established that Clarence Coby supplied fentanyl and cocaine to Coleman and other drug dealers in the Annapolis metro area.

Clarence Coby, a 48-year-old from Baltimore, was handed a 14-year prison term for fentanyl possession with the intent to distribute on November 28, 2023. Court proceedings for the District of Maryland were heard at the United States District Court.

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The recovery of substantial quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and paraphernalia occurred at two sites after multiple search warrants were conducted on properties linked to Coleman in mid-May 2021. Also found were multiple handguns and magazines.

The firearms, magazines, and ammo were either used or intended to be utilized to aid Coleman’s narcotics trafficking activity. He also admitted to possessing the fentanyl with the intent to distribute it. It was during the course of the investigation into Coleman’s actions that many guns and controlled substances were confiscated.

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The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) is reviewing this case as well. By utilizing a multi-agency strategy that combines the resources of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, OCDETF is able to identify, disrupt, and destroy the most dangerous criminal organizations operating in the US. This method is spearheaded by prosecutors and is driven by intelligence.

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