“More people die of opioid overdoses than murder in Maryland, while drug dealers spend their profits on luxury cars and jewelry,” said Robert Hur, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland. “Fentanyl dealers, like Paul Alexander, sell death and despair, and dealing in fentanyl increases their odds of federal prosecution."
Also known as David Paul Hayes, Alexander was convicted of federal gun charges, conspiracy to distribute and two counts of possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
Prosecutors say authorities recovered a pistol with an extended magazine and bags filled with cash and expensive jewelry. They are asking the courts to force Alexander to forfeit his money, luxury cars, Rolex watches and diamond bracelets.
Alexander faces as much as life in federal prison. He’s scheduled for sentencing in January.