An Annapolis man was sentenced to eight years in prison with no parole yesterday for his role in a coast-to-coast drug ring linked to a November 1988 drug bust at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
James Forrester, 21, of the 600 block of Green Briar Lane was sentenced to 97 months in prison for his role in a Los Angeles-to-Annapolis drug ring headed locally by Troy Donyel Stansbury, said Harvey E. Eisenberg, an assistant U.S. Attorney who heads the federal regional drug task force. Forrester, also known as "Pooh Wallace," had pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Eisenberg said.
Forrester admitted possessing 3 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute in late September and early October 1989, Eisenbergsaid. The Annapolis man had been indicted on drug charges along withRodney Albert Hairston, a Californian who is to be sentenced to nineyears in prison in federal court in Los Angeles under a plea agreement, Eisenberg said.