High-Level Meth Trafficker Sentenced to Over 34 Years in Prison

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WEST CHESTER, PA — On Wednesday, Samuel Carr of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 34.5 to 69 years in prison for his role in a major methamphetamine distribution ring. Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft handed down the sentence after a jury found Carr guilty on March 6, 2024, of charges including Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and Dealing in the Proceeds of Unlawful Activities.

Carr was a high-ranking member of a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) led by Richard Maitre. The Chester County District Attorney’s office highlighted Carr’s extensive criminal history, which includes convictions for Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and prior drug offenses. At the time of his latest crimes, Carr was on state parole after serving a 20-year sentence.

Chester County District Attorney Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe praised the collaborative efforts of local law enforcement and the Pennsylvania State Police. “This case shows the power of combined resources,” he said. “Now, this repeat offender will no longer pose a threat to our community.”

The investigation into the DTO began in 2016 when Chester County Detectives and the Pennsylvania State Police noticed a surge of methamphetamine entering Southern Chester County. They identified Carr as a runner, sub-dealer, and debt collector for the organization, which had ties to Ohio and Arizona.

In January 2017, authorities executed sixteen search warrants, arresting about 50 people and seizing approximately six pounds of methamphetamine. Carr evaded capture for twelve days before a brief car chase led to his arrest, during which he was found with an illegal handgun.

Assistant District Attorney Jessica Acito prosecuted the case.

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For those struggling with substance use disorders, the Chester County Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI) offers connections to treatment at no cost through local police.

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