GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Douglas Brian Quander, age 39, of Bowie, Maryland to 100 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, and for distribution of crack cocaine. 

The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Division.

According to his plea agreement, from October 2017 to June 2018, Quander conspired with Keshia Renee Dawkins and others to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.  During the course of the investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used an undercover agent and a confidential source to conduct several controlled buys of cocaine and crack cocaine from Quander, or at Quander’s direction, from his co-conspirators. Over six drug transactions, Quander and his co-conspirators sold the undercover agent and confidential source a total of approximately 276.71 grams of cocaine or crack cocaine for $6,700. 

On June 25, 2018, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Quander and Dawkins’ residence.  Law enforcement seized two firearms, ammunition, 316.8 grams of cocaine, 5.5 grams of heroin, 6.2 grams of marijuana, two digital scales, and $19,122 in cash.

Keisha Renee Dawkins, age 41, of Bowie, previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced for her role in the conspiracy.
Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner praised the DEA for its work in the investigation.  Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Dwight Draughon, who prosecuted the case.