Thursday, January 15, 2015
Banjamin Bray Sentenced To 8 Years
From the Capital-Gazette:
A 30-year-old Davidsonville man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy to distribute drugs and possessing a pipe bomb.
Benjamin K. Bray was sentenced to eight years, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, heroin and oxycodone, as well as being a felon in possession of an explosive device, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore said Monday.
From at least Jan. 2011 through Dec. 2012, Bray conspired with John Frank Jenkins, 31, of College Park, and others to distribute oxycodone. Bray and his co-conspirators would present forged prescriptions for oxycodone at pharmacies twice a week, using some of the drugs and selling the rest, prosecutors said.
At some point Bray began using and selling heroin as a cheaper substitute for the prescription drugs, prosecutors said.
In December 2012, after Jenkins was unable to collect on a $50 drug debt by one of his customers, Bray exploded a pipe bomb on the front porch of the customer's home. The explosion damaged the home's door.
The customer had been inside the home sleeping at the time, prosecutors said.
Jenkins was previously sentenced for to 121 months in prison followed by 14 months of home detention and three years of supervised release for his part in the scheme, prosecutors said.