Nottingham man found guilty in major cocaine bust
NOTTINGHAM, Md. (WBFF) - A Baltimore County man has been found guilty of conspiracy to possess and distribute 5 kilograms (11 pounds) or more of cocaine, in an investigation in which 33 pounds of cocaine were seized, according to a news release.
Corey Hammond, 30, of Nottingham, was convicted by a federal jury on Thursday, reported the U.S. Attorney's Office. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years without parole.
Drug Enforcement Administration officers intercepted cell phone calls in which Hammond discussed the logistics of distributing the cocaine with a co-conspirator.
Text messages also established the price of each kilogram of cocaine as $32,000, according to the news release.
Nearly 15 kilograms, or 33 pounds, of seized cocaine were shown to a jury during the trial, along with more than $520,000 in cash seized from Hammond's co-conspirators.
Hammond had previously been convicted of a drug offense in Baton Rouge, La.
During the course of the trial, the jury also saw evidence of a seizure of almost 15 kilograms of cocaine, along with more than $520,000 in cash seized from Hammond’s co-conspirators.
Hammond, who previously had been convicted of a narcotics related offense in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is facing a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years, without parole.