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Federal prosecutors reported that a Mechanicsville man has been sentenced to serve more than 11 years in prison after his guilty pleas to charges including possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute the drug.
Paul Dewayne Dorsey, 30, also pleaded guilty to a gun offense and conspiring to distribute and possess more than 50 grams of the drug during the 2009 activity that involved smuggling cocaine into Morganza and Mechanicsville and distributing it in St. Mary’s and Charles counties, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland.
A statement of facts in Dorsey’s plea agreement states that telephone wiretaps led investigators to a Mechanicsville area convenience store in July 2009, where they saw Rodney Matthew Estep Jr. and Dorsey arrive in separate vehicles, and saw Estep provide Dorsey with two ounces of cocaine.
A raid at Dorsey’s home in September of that year found two handguns and ammunition, according to the statement of facts.
Estep, 35, of Mechanicsville was sentenced earlier this year to 14 years in prison from his guilty plea in the case, the prosecutor’s office reports, and 13 other defendants also have entered guilty pleas.