FIVE PHILADELPHIA men were found guilty this week by a federal jury for conspiring to break into the home of a local drug dealer and steal at least 10 kilograms of cocaine at gunpoint.
Robert Lamar Whitfield, 33; Marlon Graham, 22; Kenneth Parnell, 27; Kareem Long, 23; and Frank Thompson, 35, were busted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last July while planning the armed home invasion of a man they believed to be a drug dealer.
All five men were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery affecting interstate commerce; conspiracy to posess and attempted possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime, according to the feds.
The judge has yet to decide sentencing. Whitfield, Graham, Parnell and Long face 15-years-to-life sentences, while Thompson faces a mandatory minimum of 25 years. All five face probation and fines.