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Aberdeen Man Sentenced to 15 years Imprisonment for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

MEDIA RELEASE

DATE: November 16, 2021
RE: Conviction of Marlon Albert Jenifer

(Bel Air, Maryland) – Albert J. Peisinger, Jr., State’s Attorney for Harford County, has announced the conviction of Marlon Albert Jenifer, 34, of Aberdeen, Maryland for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of marijuana.

On March 16, 2019, the Harford County Narcotics Task Force was engaged in an active narcotics investigation in the area of Route 40 and Custis Street in Aberdeen when they observed a vehicle pull into the parking lot of a convenience store and the occupants engage in illegal drug transaction. Detectives followed the vehicle and eventually pulled it over for a traffic stop. Upon doing so, the passenger, Marlon Jenifer, jumped from the vehicle and fled from police. After a brief foot pursuit, Mr. Jenifer was captured and searched, whereupon he was found to be in possession of 5.9 grams of cocaine and 78 grams of marijuana.

On November 12, 2021, following a bench trial in front of the Honorable Mickey Norman, Mr. Jenifer was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of marijuana. Upon conclusion of the trial, the Court then immediately sentenced Mr. Jenifer to 15 years incarceration to the Division of Corrections.

“I am proud of the work that my Office, along with our law enforcement partners, has done to fight the narcotics trade that threatens our community,” said Harford County State’s Attorney Albert J. Peisinger. “Our prosecutors will continue to push for significant jail sentences for those who decide to be involved in selling illegal drugs.”

Mr. Peisinger thanked Assistant State’s Attorney Cristin Treaster who prosecuted this matter and commended the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the Harford County Narcotics Task Force and the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division for their hard work and dedication in conducting the investigation that resulted in the arrest and conviction of Mr. Jenifer.