gaveldecision.jpgA federal jury in San Francisco has convicted a man of drug trafficking and weapons charges that will bring a minimum 10-year prison sentence and up to life in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said today.

Andre Ned, 25, was dealing crack cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana out of his grandfather’s Bayview District home, prosecutors said.

He was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California on Nov. 16 on counts of possession with intent to distribute all three drugs, as well as firearm possession and use of a phone for drug trafficking.

Prosecutors said Ned used a Glock 9mm pistol with an extended-capacity magazine and hollow point bullets as part of his operation.

Last Thursday, after a nearly weeklong trial and only 20 minutes of deliberation, a jury convicted Ned of all the charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The charge of possessing a firearm for drug trafficking alone carries a minimum five-year prison sentence and up to life in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. That sentence would be consecutive with any other punishment.

Possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute carries a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Ned is scheduled to be sentenced April 19.

Ari Burack, Bay City News

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