Man sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking
One of five indicted for cocaine distribution ring
A Waldorf man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for his involvement in a Southern Maryland drug distribution ring.
James Devwan Pixley, 26, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow to forfeit six firearms, a car and a trailer.
Pixley was one of five men who were indicted and ultimately pled guilty for distributing cocaine after a federal investigation in 2015.
“The investigation revealed that Pixley was responsible for the distribution of between 500 grams and 5 kilograms of cocaine, and between 280 and 840 grams of crack cocaine,” states a press release from the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Generally at a rate of $1,700 an ounce, Pixley purchased cocaine from co-conspirator Colbert Juan Jones, Jr. several times a month in distribution quantities, between 1 to 4 ounces of cocaine in each transaction, their plea agreements indicate. Savoy and Pixley then used at least half of the cocaine to manufacture crack, which they then sold. Pixley also sold crack to an undercover officer on at least six different occasions, and sold him firearms as well, the plea agreement states.
When police raided Pixley’s house in August 2015, investigators recovered several firearms, including a 12-gauge shotgun, according to a press release.
Co-defendants Jones, 33, of St. Leonard and Vincent Leo Fletcher, 29, of Clinton have both been sentenced to 10 years as well.
Antonie Dewayne Savoy, 35, of Lusby and Troy Taishon Swann, 39, of Waldorf await sentencing hearings scheduled for June 27 and July 11, respectively.
In the press release, United States Attorney for Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; Prince George’s County Police Department; Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division; and the Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert sheriff’s offices for their work in the investigation. Rosenstein also thanked assistant U.S. attorneys Michael T. Packard and Leah J. Bressack, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.