Description: Medford, Oregon criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.
In February 2021, special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) identified Tom Raymond Carrooo, age 39, as a drug dealer operating in Baker and Malheur Counties in Eastern Oregon. Carroll had recently been released from Oregon state prison following convictions for drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. On February 20, 2021, law enforcement conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine and heroin from Carroll. During the transaction, Carroll warned the purchasers to be careful because someone had recently died from the drugs he was distributing.
In early May 2021, law enforcement obtained and executed state search warrants for Carroll’s vehicle and person and a hotel room he was renting in Baker City, Oregon. A backpack found in his hotel room contained more than two pounds of methamphetamine, a stolen firearm, drug ledgers and paraphernalia, and more than $20,000 in cash.
On May 20, 2021, a federal grand jury in Medford returned a three-count indictment charging Carroll with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On March 20, 2023, Carroll pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by ATF with assistance from the Baker City Police Department, Baker County Sheriff’s Office, Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario Police Department, and Oregon State Police. It was prosecuted by Marco A. Boccato, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)(viii); Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute; 21:853; First Forfeiture Allegation
Outcome: SENTENCE DATE: 8/17/2023; IMPRISONMENT: BOP for a term of 151 months; SUPERVISED RELEASE: 5 years; ASSESSMENT: $100.00.