Keymar man gets 2-year term in drug sales

September 12, 1996

A 19-year-old Keymar man failed to keep his part of a July plea bargain on charges of selling drugs and was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Samson A. Clingan of the 5800 block of Keysville Road received a four-year term, with two years suspended. Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. also placed him on five years probation upon his release and fined him $5,000.

Clingan pleaded guilty July 22 to selling $550 worth of cocaine and marijuana to an undercover police officer in October at an apartment complex in the 5500 block of La Costa Circle in Westminster where he lived.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to request a lenient sentence if Clingan implicated the suppliers of the drugs he was peddling.

Prosecutor Theresa M. Adams withdrew the offer of leniency when Clingan decided not to cooperate.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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