GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- A man from Martinsburg, West Virginia will spend a decade in prison for selling crack that he bought in Germantown, Md.
Forty-two-year-old Lawrence Robert Hicks of Martinsburg, West Virginia was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Hicks was arrested in September 2011 in Frederick County after Maryland State Police found 10 grams of crack cocaine in his car after a traffic stop.
According to the guilty plea, Hicks told police that since April 2011, he had been traveling to Germantown, Md., twice a week to purchase crack cocaine from a man he knew as "Kevin." He would then take the crack cocaine back to Martinsburg and sell it. Hicks was released from custody and on October 22, 2011, police officers saw Hicks driving the same car in Germantown and followed him to Clarksburg. When they stopped the car, approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine was found in his car again.