Del. man found guilty of distributing cocaine in Cecil

February 22, 2007|By Matthew Dolan | Matthew Dolan,Sun Reporter

A federal jury in Baltimore convicted a 45-year-old Delaware man yesterday of distributing a large amount of cocaine in Cecil County.

Nigel Humphrey John Baptiste of New Castle, Del., was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in the Winding Brook community of Elkton from 2004 through 2006 and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Co-defendant Andre Lamar Ricks, 27, who used to live in Winding Brook, pleaded guilty during the trial to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett set Baptiste's sentencing for May 4. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years to life imprisonment. Ricks could receive a maximum sentence of life without parole at his sentencing April 27.

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