‘Tom’ from Brooklyn gets 3 years for Rutland fentanyl dealing

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.

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  1. No mention of federal firearms charges? Gee, it seems to me that the EXISTING, TOUGH federal guns laws ought to be enforced to the letter before any new restrictions get imposed on law-abiding citizens.

    • Maybe phil baruth will get on this violation… Oh yeah not for the protected class members just law abiding citizens.

  2. “concurently”?
    Does that mean no extra time in the crowbar hotel for another crime.
    No extra time for this seperate crime?
    Do I misunderstand ?

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