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Cocaine trafficker from Queen Anne's County sentenced to 8 years

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Queen Anne's County man convicted of selling cocaine has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

Thirty-nine-year-old Baraka Chauka of Barclay, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore.

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According to evidence presented at trial, Chauka bought powder cocaine from a supplier in the Philadelphia area. Prosecutors say he provided the powder to a co-defendant, who cooked the powder into cocaine base.

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