Philly man gets 10 years in prison for cocaine

April 8, 2009 5:46:41 PM PDT
A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. He is 56-year-old Ricardo McKendrick Sr., who entered the plea Dec. 8 and was sentenced Wednesday.

McKendrick was also ordered to forfeit the home used to store the cocaine, pay a $20,000 fine and complete five years of supervised release.

McKendrick's son, convicted drug kingpin Ricardo McKendrick Jr., made news recently when he testified against a former Philadelphia police officer. A jury deadlocked on whether Malik Snell robbed the younger McKendrick of $40,000 and on charges from an unrelated home invasion. Snell was acquitted of a weapons charge.

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