Wilmington Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Firearms Offenses

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WILMINGTON, Del. – A Wilmington man was sentenced yesterday to 11 years in federal prison by the Honorable Colm F. Connolly, for possession with intent to distribute crack and powder cocaine and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

According to court documents, Troy Alexander, 42, admitted that for four to five months he obtained approximately a kilogram of cocaine each week for sale.  On the day of his arrest, DEA Agents seized approximately 160 grams of crack cocaine, 280 grams of powder cocaine, cutting agents, and a kilogram press with molds from a residence affiliated with Mr. Alexander in Wilmington, Delaware.  A loaded handgun was also found at Mr. Alexander’s home.  Mr. Alexander is not legally allowed to possess a firearm due to a prior federal drug conviction.

U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss stated, “All too often, drugs and guns lead to violence in Wilmington and the surrounding communities.  My office will continue to partner with the DEA to target, arrest, and prosecute drug and gun offenders and attempt to stem the violence before it occurs.”

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The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Group 41 is a member of the New Castle County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) and is comprised of officers from the Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police Department, Wilmington Police Department, Delaware Probation and Parole, Homeland Security Investigations, and Newark Police Department.  Additional assistance was provided from by the Wilmington Police Department Drug Organized Crime & Vice Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carly Hudson, Jennifer K. Welsh, and Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe.

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