Frederick Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced For Being Cocaine Dealer

Prosecutors say he was involved in drug transactions in the city & the county.


Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick man will be spending some time in prison. In Circuit Court on Wednesday, Robert Disney, 57, entered a guilty to plea to drug possession–large amount of cocaine. Circuit Court Judge Julie Stevenson Solt sentenced Disney to 15 years incarceration, with all but five years suspended.

“That is a mandatory, without parole sentence. He’ll do all five of that,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith. “Upon release, he’s going to be placed on three years of supervised probation. So we’re obviously very happy to bring down a large scale drug dealer, and put him in jail with a no-parole sentence.”

Disney was one of six people arrested  in April following an investigation by local law enforcement against drug dealing which began late last year.  . 12 search warrants were served in Frederick, Urbana, Thurmont and Hagerstown.

Smith says Disney was arrested  following surveillance by investigators with the Frederick Police, and the Sheriff.s Office. He says in February, 2018 detectives were able to obtain authority to wiretap two mobile phones used by co-defendant Darnell Morris, who was one of the six people arrested  in April.

“On April 4th of 2018, we intercepted some communications which revealed that Mr. Morris was arranging to source a large amount of cocaine. And basically old school physical and digital surveillance, we’re able to see Mr. Morris conspiring to pick up this large amount of cocaine<‘ says Smith.

He says the cocaine was taken to Disney’s home. “So on April 6th, we did a search warrant, executed at his residence on Prospect Boulevard., and they {police} found 480 grams of cocaine. That’s a lot of cocaine,” says Smith.

Even if Disney didn’t enter a plea, and decided to have a trial, Smith says the State could have secured a conviction. “We had some pretty good phone calls with this guy. There was no doubt he was conspiring with Darnell Morris to get this large amount of cocaine,”says Smith. “Sometimes they plead guilty and throw themselves on the mercy of the court and hope for a better sentence. Sometimes that happens;  sometimes it doesn’t. But certainly, if he had gone to trial, we believe we would have convicted him nevertheless.” he says.


By Kevin McManus