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Posted at 1:00 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Sentencing for drug, gun sales at Metro

By Washington Post editors

A U.S. District Court Judge has sentenced a 23-year-old Mount Airy man to 30 months in prison for selling guns and drugs to an undercover police officer on multiple occasions at the Bethesda Metro station, officials said Monday.

Authorities said that on five occasions from Jan. 25 through April 28, 2010, David G. Bonett met an undercover Montgomery County police detective at the Bethesda Metro station and sold the undercover detective guns and/or drugs. During that time frame, Bonett and the detective exchanged text messages and had telephone conversations about firearms and narcotics.

Bonett first sold the detective a Taurus semiautomatic pistol and a magazine for $800 on Jan. 25, 2010, and told the undercover officer that he could obtain and sell several other firearms, including a .45-caliber pistol. Later, on Mar. 10, Bonett sold the undercover detective a Taurus semiautomatic pistol and two magazines for $900. On Mar. 16, Bonett sold the undercover detective an Intratec semiautomatic pistol with three loaded magazines for $750, and gave the undercover detective four small containers of marijuana. Then, April 15, Bonett sold the undercover detective a .40-caliber semiautomatic firearm, three magazines, one gram of marijuana, and 50, 80-milligram Oxycontin pills for $3,150. Finally, on April 28, 2010, Bonett sold the undercover detective half a pound of marijuana and 10, 80-milligram Oxycontin pills.

By Washington Post editors  | November 22, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Posted by: Raidersfan2 | November 22, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Bonett seems like a good person to know to get some fun stuff.

Posted by: kenk33 | November 22, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

It probably started off as just gun sales, but the undercover asked about drugs and then it became drugs and gun(s) sale. Crazy he only got 30 months, because I thought if you had a gun when drugs were being sold that was an automatic 10 year sentence.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | November 22, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

A name like David Bonnet, and the fact that he lives in Mount Airy, one can safely assume he is not a minority. That explains the light (which by the way is a serious understatement) sentence. Two and a half years for selling drugs and guns illegally, he will probably serve 20 months. Must be nice, he will get out and move to PA or a midwestern state where is actions are considered a misdemeanor.

Posted by: ClevenderInDC | November 22, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

i thought even the presence of a weapon during the commission of a felony automatically added 5 years to the sentence. once again, our court system failed to give us justice.

Posted by: peanut47 | November 22, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

A travesty and an insult to us law-abiding taxpayers.

Posted by: brandip_77 | November 22, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Sold four guns illegally and only got 30 months!? What's wrong with this picture?

Posted by: ahashburn | November 23, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

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