HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL: Fentanyl Stash in Secret Compartment Leads to 60 Years in Prison for Corey Sessoms
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that the Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Mark W. Crooks sentenced Corey Sessoms, 31, of Baltimore to 60 years in prison. Sessoms received the maximum sentence of 40 years for possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, a consecutive 20-year sentence for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and a concurrent 10-year sentence for possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.
Sessoms was found guilty by a jury on November 22, 2019.
“Fentanyl, heroin and other opioids continue to wreak havoc in Anne Arundel County. Our office remains committed to fighting this epidemic by providing citizens access to rehabilitation programs for treatment for those battling addiction while at the same time holding repeat offenders accountable for peddling this deadly poison in our community. Sessoms’ sentence should send a strong message to others that choose to distribute this deadly drug,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess.
On May 22, 2019, Anne Arundel County police were in the 7900 block of Liberty Circle in Pasadena when they noticed a car illegally parked over a sidewalk. Officers approached the car and saw the defendant, Corey Sessoms, sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
Officers asked the defendant to turn the car off and unlock the doors, but he failed to do so. Officers were eventually able to remove the defendant from the automobile and during a search located a secret compartment underneath the car’s dashboard filled with:
- 246 capsules of fentanyl,
- 43 zip-lock baggies of cocaine and
- 33 oxycodone pills.
Police also found several iPhones and a digital scale.
Assistant State’s Attorney Eric Sullivan prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.
Corey Sessoms, (DOB 03/06/1988) of 2960 Mallview Road, Baltimore, Md., was defended by free attorneys provided by the Taxpayers of Maryland – Anne Stewart-Hill, and Kelsie Potts. On Jan. 15, 2020, Sessoms attorney filed an appeal to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Corey Antonio Sessoms was in the grips of Maryland officials on Jan. 27, 2017 when he entered into a plea deal over illegal possession of a registered firearm and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Sessoms entered a guilty plea to distributing drugs in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Aug. 20, 2008, picking up a sentence of three years.
Northern District detectives with the Tactical Patrol Unit were foot patrolling the Freetown area when they saw an occupied Honda Accord in the 7900 block of Liberty Circle. Officers said 21-year-old Montrelle Alusina Musa, (DOB 10/14/1997) of 7915 Liberty Circle, Pasadena, Md., had outstanding warrants related to a domestic dispute.
When officers approached the car, they found Musa in the passenger seat and 31-year-old Corey Sessoms in the driver’s seat, who detectives also knew. The two were removed from the car and detained while the warrants were confirmed for Musa.
Musa entered a guilty plea in Anne Arundel Circuit Court on July 23, 2019, to possession of drugs with the intent to peddle them to others with the real possibilities of causing death and mayhem in the community, or usually referred to in court documents as “CDS: Poss W/I Dist: Narc.”
The plea deal with Anne Arundel County States Attorney Anne Colt Leitess called for a prison term of 10 years with all but eighteen-months suspended – meaning that Musa will never run into his pal Sessoms – at least not during the short time he spends in the Anne Arundel County Jail. Eleven other criminal charges were dropped as part of the deal.