A Bel Air man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to selling prescription drugs on dozens of occasions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
Ronnie Stocks, 34, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute the drug Oxycodone. He was sentenced by a U.S. District court judge to 101/2 years in prison with three years of probation.
Harford County detectives said Stocks had about three dozen customers and typically sold them drugs in amounts less than $100. At one point, Stocks also sold a gun, detectives said, based on information from wiretaps and several of the customers.
Stocks was arrested in April 2011, and police said they recovered 40 Oxycodone pills after searching his home and car. In July 2011, Stocks was indicted along with seven other people for selling the prescription drugs Oxycodone, Percocet and Xanax.
Six of the other defendants, Sandra Reinoso, Matthew Herman, Eric Marcus Smith, Joseph Ercolano, Curtis Carter and Brent Musgrove, have pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 18 months to more than seven years, the U.S. Department of Justice said. One defendant, Rudolfo Detommaso, is a fugitive.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun