Drug Dealer Convicted in U. S. Federal Court

On June 3, 2008, the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators appeared before a jury trial in the United States Eastern District Court in order to testify in the drug distribution case United States vs. Saeed Abdul Muhammad. The Caroline Narcotics Investigators testified to arresting Muhammad on February 27, 2008 after a three month investigation. The investigation involved several purchases of large amounts of crack cocaine from Muhammad in the Perimeter Road area of Caroline County and Muhammad’s home in Spotsylvania County. Investigators further testified that when they moved in to make the arrest, Muhammad attempted to get away by running but was caught a short distance from his vehicle and was found to have in his possession what was believed to be cocaine, worth approximately $6,000.00 and $2,000.00 in cash. After the testimony of the Narcotics Investigators was completed, the jury deliberated for less than one hour and returned with guilty verdicts on all charges.

Roderick Young, The Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting the case stated that these guilty verdicts call for a mandatory sentence of life in prison which may not be reduced or suspended. A formal sentencing date has been set for August 25, 2008.

Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa stated, “The citizens of Caroline County who continue to support our efforts in curtailing the illegal drug activity by providing our Investigators with valuable information is a primary factor that leads to arresting the perpetrators. The motivation, determination, and plain good police work on the part of our Investigators along with valuable training by the Drug Enforcement Agency leads to a conviction. Together we can make a difference and will continue to do so.”

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