Olayinka Babatunde (a.k.a. “Tom”), 23, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William K. Sessions III to 36 months of imprisonment to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release after previously pleading guilty to fentanyl distribution.
According to court records, on January 29, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at 8 Sheldon Place in Rutland. Court records show that Babatunde and Quadeim Mack, also from Brooklyn, used this residence as a base station to distribute drugs in the Rutland area.
In an upstairs bedroom, law enforcement seized 9 grams of fentanyl, 57 grams of cocaine base, and 50 grams of cocaine. Law enforcement also seized a loaded .22 caliber revolver and $13,050 of drug proceeds. Judge Sessions previously sentenced Mack to 48 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine base, and cocaine.
In the plea agreement, the government and Babatunde agreed to a term of imprisonment of 36 months and that the federal sentence be served concurrently to the defendant’s state sentence in New York for attempted murder (2nd degree), a charge to which Babatunde previously pleaded guilty and agreed to an eight-year sentence.