Bradley Leon Hall

Leonardtown, MD –– A Drayden man has been sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to distribution of narcotics. Bradley Hall, also known as “Cookie Monster” 37, was sentenced Monday in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court by Judge Michael Stamm.

Hall and Robert Knott, also known as “Wine,” were arrested earlier this year by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s department after execution of a search warrant at a home in Drayden that had been identified as a location for drug sales.

Hall was represented at the sentencing hearing by attorney Cynthia Panos. The state was represented by Deputy State’s Attorney Buffy Giddens.

When it came time for him to speak to the judge, Hall was so overcome with emotion that he was unable to say anything.

The judge imposed a sentence of seven years but suspended all but three years which will have to be served in the Maryland penal system. The three and seven years were the lower and upper limits of the state guidelines for the offense.

Hall was given credit for the time he has served in jail awaiting sentencing. He will be on three year’s supervised probation after his release from jail.

The remaining counts in the two indictments against Hall filed on June 4, 2014 were dismissed by the state.