D.C. Locals Can Comment on Drug Dealer Rayful Edmond's Potential Resentencing

June 11, 2019

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You now will have a chance to help decide whether one of the District’s most famous drug lords will have his sentence reduced.

The office of D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is inviting D.C. locals to comment on the matter during a series of community forums in the next few weeks.

Rayful Edmond, who in the 1980s operated a cocaine ring and was convicted of federal drug distribution charges, faced and is now serving a life sentence without parole, the Attorney General’s Office said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office suggested that a federal court reduce the life sentence because Edmond has cooperated with authorities.

Racine was appointed to provide the community’s perspective during the resentencing process.

D.C. locals can provide their comments on the potential decision to change the sentence online, by phone, in the mail or in person at one of three community forums.

The community forums are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Old Council Chambers (441 4th Street NW)
  • Saturday, June 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Martha's Table (2375 Elvans Road SE)
  • Saturday, June 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Frank D. Reeves Center (2000 14th Street NW)

Anyone seeking additional information can email OAGCommunity@dc.gov.

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