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Three members of drug trafficking organization sentenced on Thursday

Posted: 7:38 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 19:38:43-05
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BALTIMORE — Three members of an Eastern Shore drug trafficking organization have been sentenced to federal prison on drug conspiracy charges.

Today, James Eley was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for a drug distribution conspiracy involving heroin and fentanyl.

On February 10, co-defendant James Martel Frazier, age 34, of Cambridge, was sentenced to 135 months—just over 11 years—in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on the conspiracy charge and a related firearms charge.

On January 15, co-defendant Jason Brittingham, age 37, of Federalsburg was sentenced to eight years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role in the organization.

According to their plea agreements, the defendants were part of a narcotics conspiracy that was being investigated by the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations beginning in 2018.

They were responsible for trafficking fentanyl, heroin and other drugs in the Delmarva area.