Young drug dealers should be required to read the letter a convicted Maryland rapper wrote apologizing for his life of crime, a U.S. attorney said.
U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Charles Ulysses Bowman-Bey, also known by stage name “Big Flock,” to three years and nine months in prison followed by three years of supervision for possession of firearms and prescription drug trafficking.
“Charles Bowman-Bey realized too late that ‘the streets don’t love anybody,’ as he wrote in his letter to the world, apologizing for his life of crime and his music videos glorifying drug dealing and gang violence,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “His letter should be required reading for young drug dealers.”
Prince George’s County Police said they searched Bowman-Bey’s Upper Marlboro home in October and found three handguns, ammunition, cash and Alprazolam, a drug used to treat anxiety. His plea agreement on October 16 warranted the search.
Bowman-Bey admitted the $5,561 in cash officers found was his earnings from selling Alprazolam. The 24-year-old also said the firearms were for protection.
He pleaded guilty to his charges Dec. 15. A previous felony conviction prohibits him from gun possession.