A former Justice Department legal assistant was sentenced Wednesday to 248 month in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute drugs, cocaine possession and firearms violations.
U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. also ordered Wilson Lee Garrett of Waldorf, Md. to forfeit $100,000, the proceeds of the conspiracy. Garrett was convicted in May, following an eight-day jury trial.
“Wilson Lee Garrett worked for the United States Department of Justice, but he did not share its values,” said Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. “The evidence proved that Mr. Garrett was an armed drug dealer on the streets and a perjurer in the courtroom.”
Evidence presented at his trial showed that between mid-2006 and February 2007, Garrett conspired to purchase 20 to 25 kilograms of cocaine for $24,000 per kilogram. Garrett was arrested in March 2009 after he arranged a meeting with his drug supplier. In May, police searched his house and found cocaine and handguns.