Albert J. Peisinger, Jr., State’s Attorney for Harford County, announced today the sentencing of Brandon H. Warfield, 30, Aberdeen, Maryland, in two separate cases. Both cases related to the possession with the intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances. At the time of his arrest in both of these cases, the Defendant was on probation, to the Honorable Kevin J. Mahoney, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Brandon H. Warfield was arrested on November 15, 2017 after an investigation by the Harford County Task Force. He was subsequently convicted on April 8, 2019 after a jury trial before the Honorable Yolanda L. Curtin, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County. His conviction included the crimes of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine. At his sentencing on July 23, 2019, Judge Curtin imposed a sentence of fifteen (15) years to serve.
Brandon H. Warfield was also arrested on October 7, 2017 after an investigation by the Aberdeen Police Department. He was subsequently convicted after a five (5) day jury trial before the Honorable M. Elizabeth Bowen, Judge, Circuit for Harford County, on August 9, 2019. His convictions included the crimes of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of cocaine, and possession of paraphernalia. On the count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, Judge Bowen imposed a sentence of twenty (20) years consecutive to the sentences imposed by both Judge Curtin and Judge Mahoney. A sentence of five (5) years, concurrent to the felony cocaine count, was imposed for the possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. In announcing her sentence, Judge Bowen stated “many offenders see drug offenses as victimless crimes. This is not true. Individuals, families and the communities are the victims.”
Judge Mahoney imposed the balance of Brandon H. Warfield’s sentence, twenty-two (22) months, for violating his probation. That sentence is to be served consecutive to Judge Curtin’s sentence.
The Office of the State’s Attorney for Harford County would like to thank the jurors who deliberated each of the cases. Further, the State’s Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Aberdeen Police Department, the Harford County Task Force, the Havre De Grace Police Department and the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division for their hard work and dedication in conducting the investigations that resulted in the conviction of Warfield. These cases were prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys H. Scott Lewis and Jennifer Jaskulski-Tripp.