Former Anne Arundel drug rehab worker sentenced in Baltimore to 10 years in penitentiary for promoting heroin

A former employee at an Anne Arundel County drug rehabilitation core turned into sentenced to 10 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to selling heroin.

Patrick Broxton, 48, of Ellicott city was sentenced Monday in U.S. District courtroom in Baltimore after he pleaded responsible Nov. 23 to conspiracy to distribute heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

in accordance with a plea agreement, Broxton worked on the Gaudenzia substance abuse remedy center in Crownsville all the way through the time of his offenses. The agreement says he turned into arrested on the center July 6, 2017.

In a information release, the U.S. legal professional's workplace wrote that from June 2016 through July 2017, Broxton conspired with a couple of others "to distribute heroin in Calvert and Prince George's County."

The workplace wrote that Broxton was caught on wiretapped conversations in April 2017 trying to set up a drug deal at a convenience keep in Anne Arundel County whereas he changed into employed at Gaudenzia.

After a cell call to one among his co-defendants April 13, 2017, Broxton left Gaudenzia to force to Wawa to behavior a drug deal, his plea contract reads.

A search of his house July 6, 2017, found a handgun, a ballistic vest, "heroin which is in a plastic container within the returned of a picture frame" and other drug packaging and distribution materials, the office wrote.

Kristy Blalock, the appearing regional director at Gaudenzia, pointed out the organization became ignorant of the federal investigation except Broxton's arrest and had no longer obtained any complaints about his time on the medicine middle. She introduced that Gaudenzia changed into privy to his old criminal conviction of 2nd-diploma homicide in 1992 in Baltimore city.

Three others — Stephen Eugene Clark, Jr., 55, of Laurel; Stephen Michael Kinnison, 44, of Lusby; and Robert Eugene Davidson, 29, of Sunderland — have pleaded guilty to connected conspiracy expenses, the office wrote. A fourth — Charles Benjamin Stewart, Jr., forty six, of upper Marlboro — is watching for trial in November.

Prosecutors wrote in Broxton's plea agreement that "as a minimum 800 grams of heroin and as a minimum 28.35 grams of cocaine … had been concerned within the offenses and foreseeable as to Broxton."

The workplace wrote that the gun seized became manufactured outside Maryland.

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