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Posted at 7:49 AM ET, 01/28/2011

20 yrs. for Md. drug sale to informant

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post

A Frederick man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling $100 worth of crack cocaine to a police informant.

Fifty-one-year-old Timothy Carmon was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to the felony charge.

Prosecutors say this is Carmon's third conviction.

Prosecutors allege that on Aug. 19, the informant arranged to buy the crack outside a liquor store.

Prosecutors say Carmon was approached by the informant and an undercover police officer, who was wearing a recording device and videotaped the transaction.

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | January 28, 2011; 7:49 AM ET
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse  
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what a waste of taxpayers money.

Posted by: MarilynManson | January 28, 2011 8:43 AM | Report abuse

20 years? lolol..for $100 worth of dope? that is crazy. He should do time but 20 years? Its not like he is John Gotti!

Posted by: BrianLNapper | January 28, 2011 9:08 AM | Report abuse

third conviction...?....yep, 20 years is a waste of tax dollars.....he should just be executed.

Posted by: OldSalt8 | January 28, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Outstanding! One less drug dealer on the streets. He was a third conviction criminal and deserved what he got!

Posted by: PZ007 | January 28, 2011 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I could see 10 but 20? This guy wasn't Escobar geez. You got molesters that don't get that much time.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | January 28, 2011 11:26 AM | Report abuse

As Mayor Barry would say: "That B*** Set Me Up" -

Posted by: deejay640 | January 28, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

20 years... meanwhile i read yesterday that a guy convicted of murder in 2004 was back on the streets in 2007... 3 years for murder... 20 for drugs

Posted by: seendadream | January 28, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

What we should do is teach people about the effects of these drugs, then legalize them. Let them have their fun. Take the illegal aspect out of the equation and the crime immediately drops. How much is it going to cost (taxpayers) to pay for this clown for 20 years?

Posted by: cpayne624 | January 28, 2011 1:15 PM | Report abuse

The "average" annual cost to incarcerate an adult offender is $23,876 (Public Safety Performance Project, 2007) and a juvenile offender is $43,000 (CASA, 2004).
— Center for Effective Public Policy

See video of Obama at:

Posted by: Perseus | January 30, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

what a waste exactly...

compare the sentence of this petty drug crime to the fraudsters stealing millions and you will know that there is something wrong with our criminal "justice" system....

Posted by: weblurker1 | January 31, 2011 3:39 AM | Report abuse

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