GREENBELT, Md. (July 28, 2014)—Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Alrahman Sharif Allen, a/k/a Rock and Rahman Allen; age 38, of Reisterstown, Maryland today to 14 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base; and for violating his supervised release. Chief Judge Chasanow also entered an order requiring Allen to forfeit $14,706 seized from his residence during the execution of a search warrant, and a Land Rover.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; St. Marys County Sheriff Tim Cameron; and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Kelly of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office.
According to his plea agreement, from February 2012 to April 2013, Allen obtained cocaine and heroin from coconspirator Jamar Holt, for distribution to customers. Allen stored drugs in his apartment and at other locations. After he received the drugs, Allen called co-conspirator Damon Estep to coordinate the delivery of cocaine to Estep and other conspirators from St. Marys County. On a nearly weekly basis, the conspirators would meet in Glen Burnie to pay Allen for the drugs to be distributed in St. Marys County. Allen agreed that he was responsible for the distribution of between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, and between 280 and 840 grams of cocaine base, during the conspiracy.
On April 25, 2013, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Allens residence and seized 29 grams of cocaine that Allen was attempting to flush down the toilet, 14 cell phones, $14,706 in drug proceeds and drug paraphernalia.
Allen had been sentenced on July 23, 2000 in federal court in Maryland to 168 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base. His drug trafficking activities occurred while on supervised release, thereby violating his terms of release.
Chief Judge Chasanow previously sentenced Jamar Holt, a/k/a Reds, Jamal Holt and Rex, age 36, of Baltimore, Maryland, to 20 years in prison; Damon Jerome Estep, a/k/a Country, age 38, of California, Maryland, to 188 months in prison; and Jeffrey Kirk Berry, a/k/a Kojack, to 15 years in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA, St. Marys County Sheriffs Office, and IRS-Criminal Investigation for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah Jo Bressack, Deborah Johnston and James A. Crowell IV, who prosecuted the case.
Source: United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein