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Willards Man Gets 15 Years for Cocaine Distribution

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Donald Tate Jr. Donald Tate Jr.

SALISBURY, Md.- A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday sentenced a Willards man to 15 years in prison following his conviction on distribution of cocaine and related charges. 

Donald Tate Jr.. 37, was convicted by a jury on July 31 but sentencing had been postponed pending the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.

Wicomico County State's Attorney Jamie Dykes said that on Nov. 7, 2017 in Wicomico County, Tate delivered 6 ounces of cocaine in exchange for $7,200 in order to finance a murder for hire plot that resulted in the shooting of two people in Accomack County, Va., on Oct. 31, 2017.

Commenting on Tate's sentencing, Dykes said, “Tate’s history, which includes felony drug and gun convictions, and the facts and circumstances of his instant offense and their relation to the retaliation of government witnesses and the gunning down of two people in Virginia, warrant the sentence imposed. It is sentences like Tate’s that will serve to deter the illegal sale of drugs that bring violence to our community.”

 

 

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