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March 4, 2014
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J'can sentenced for selling drugs in MaryLand
Thirty-five-year-old Jamaican, Jerome Castle, who prosecutors say imported and sold marijuana and cocaine in Maryland, United States, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

According to an Associated Press report, Castle, who is in the United States illegally, and lived in Pikesville, Maryland, was also ordered to forfeit seven properties, more than US$411,000 (J$44,514,629) worth of jewellery and 98 pairs of men's shoes at sentencing Friday in a federal court in Baltimore.

He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and other offences.

Prosecutors say Castle and others conspired to import and sell drugs in the Baltimore area.

It is reported that investigators arrested Castle's conspirators as they accepted a 500-pound shipment of marijuana at a building in Baltimore.

Prosecutors say Castle fled in a pickup truck and led police on a chase that exceeded 100 mph.

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