Cocaine ring nets city man 20 years
Posted: February 9, 2013
The Winchester Star
HARRISONBURG — A Winchester man was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison for his involvement in a drug ring.
From July 2008 to February 2012, Jamaal Alon Darling — along with Crystal Dawn Smith, Samuel Fields, David Alan Dock, Wayne Brown and Jason Whiting — conspired to distribute and manufacture 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin and 100 grams or more of PCP, according to a federal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg in August.
According to court documents, Dock was the main source of cocaine base and powder cocaine used in the conspiracy. Dock regularly traveled to Winchester from Washington, D.C., and Maryland to supply Darling and others with shipments of the drug. Darling and others then allegedly distributed the cocaine throughout the city.
On five or six occasions, Darling purchased cocaine base, according to court documents. On three occasions, he sold the cocaine to a confidential informant.
In September, Darling pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine, and as a result, four other charges were dropped.
In addition to his prison sentence handed down Monday, he is required to serve 10 years of supervised probation upon release. He must also pay a $100 fine.
Darling is the second member of the ring to be sentenced. In November, Crystal Dawn Smith was sentenced to six years and two months in prison.
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