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Temple Hills man sentenced to 27 years for drug distribution

A federal judge sentenced a drug dealer who on occasion used his son’s lunch box to transport PCP to 27 years in prison , according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Samuel Braxton of Temple Hills, pleaded guilty to distributing at least three kilograms of PCP, as well as crack cocaine and heroin, as part of a drug trafficking conspiracy based in the area. Braxton converted powder cocaine into crack and distributed the drugs to regular customers in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Law enforcement officials using a wiretap intercepted more than 600 drug-related phone conversations between Braxton and his associates. One of Braxton’s co-conspirators, Rashard Wilson, was sentenced March 12, to more than 19 years in prison for his involvement in the drug operation.

Braxton had directed his minor son to transport PCP from a bowling alley locker he used as a storage facility to his apartment on various occasions, according to authorities. He had two previous drug convictions.

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