By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man for committing crimes while he was on federal supervised release, prosecutors said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland said in a news release on Wednesday that Delmarcus Branford, 31, of Elkridge, is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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The indictment and other court documents say that during 2020, Branford conducted multiple drug deals with undercover law enforcement officers. He was indicted in Baltimore City Circuit Court and a federal arrest warrant was issued for his violation of supervised release.

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Court documents also say Branford continued selling drugs, posting photos of himself with large amounts of cash, luxury vehicles, high-end clothing and other items on social media, meant to show his success. A search warrant executed at Branford’s home led to the seizure of nearly $39,000 in cash and electronic devices and a search of a Maserati he was seen driving turned up drugs, a scale and a firearm, according to the news release.

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Branford faces a life sentence on the charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, the news release said.

CBS Baltimore Staff