Brian Onley Found Guilty of Cocaine Distribution Related Charges

FREDERICK- A Frederick County Jury returned a guilty verdict against Brian Onley, 38 of Frederick, Maryland on the charges of CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy to Distribute CDS.

The trial began on October 16, 2018 and the jury deliberated for approximately two hours before delivering the verdict at approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 17, 2018.

The charges were the result of an investigation that began in December of 2017, conducted by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.  During the investigation, surveillance units and several types of electronic surveillance were utilized for the defendant, the vehicle in which he travelled, and residences he frequented.

On 4/6/18, a search warrant was executed on the defendant’s residence in the area of Hames Court, Frederick.  A total of $27,566.00 cash was found in the defendant’s bedroom closet and several cell phones were found in the defendant’s bedroom.  A truck parked directly in front of the residence was known to be driven by the defendant and a K-9 scan of the vehicle resulted in a positive alert.  A large white paper bag behind the passenger seat contacted a digital scale, 131 grams of powder cocaine, and 28.5 grams of crack cocaine.

The Honorable William R. Nicklas, Jr. deferred sentencing until December 13, 2018, so that a pre-sentence investigation could be completed and revoked the defendant’s bond.

The State was represented by Deputy State’s Attorney Nanci Hamm.


Charles Smith, III

State’s Attorney for

Frederick County, Maryland