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Heroin User Sentenced to Incarceration for Straw Purchasing Handguns

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WILMINGTON, Del. – United States District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews sentenced Michael Nolting, age 25, of Newark, Delaware to 36 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Nolting had pled guilty to making false statements to a licensed firearms dealer in the acquisition of a firearm. 

 

Last Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lexington Park Man Sentenced for Gun Charges and Trafficking Contraband Cigarettes

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced William Terrance Proctor, a/k/a "Boobie," and "Booby," age 32, of Lexington Park, Maryland, today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the theft of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, unlawful sale of a firearm to a prohibited person; and receipt, possession and transportation of contraband cigarettes.

Last Reviewed August 6, 2015

Capitol Heights Man Exiled to 17 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Jay Maurice Tharps, age 33, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, today to 17 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Judge Grimm found that Tharps was a career offender based on three drug and gun convictions.

Last Reviewed August 3, 2015

Member of Cherry Hill Group "UDH" Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution Conspiracy

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Bryan Turner, age 29, of Baltimore, to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin. Turner is a member of the UDH organization, which operates in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.

Last Reviewed July 30, 2015

Drug Distributor for Cherry Hill Gang Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Robert Sanders, a/k/a “Man,” age 28, of Baltimore, today to 11 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base (crack), in connection with his membership in a group known as “Coppin Court” which operated in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.

Last Reviewed June 16, 2015

Howard County Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery and to Being an Accessory After the Fact to a Murder

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Baltimore, Maryland – Avery Terry, age 23, of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to commercial robbery, using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and accessory after the fact to a second robbery resulting in death.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Gary Gardner of the Howard County Police Department; and Howard County State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino.

Last Reviewed June 8, 2015

Baltimore Gun Trafficking Investigation Nets Five Defendants

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Baltimore, Maryland – Following an investigation of firearms trafficking in Baltimore City, a federal grand jury has indicted five defendants in three separate cases, on firearms related charges including: unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm; possession of a firearm and/or ammunition by an illegal alien, possession and sale of a stolen firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictments were returned on June 3, 2015, and unsealed upon the arrest of the defendants. 

 

Last Reviewed June 8, 2015

Baltimore Man Sentenced to Over 31 Years in Prison for Attempted Home Invasion Robbery in Cherry Hill and Related Gun Counts

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Kenneth Ray Graham, age 38, of Baltimore, today to 382 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for attempting to commit an armed robbery, possessing and discharging a weapon in furtherance of a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Graham was convicted by a federal jury on February 12, 2015.

Last Reviewed May 28, 2015

Burtonsville Man Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Prison for the Armed Robbery of a Convenience Store

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Donnell Edward Harris, age 22, of Burtonsville, Maryland, today to 117 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbing a convenience store in Waldorf, Maryland, and to brandishing a gun during the robbery.

Last Reviewed May 27, 2015

Baltimore Career Offender Exiled to Over 17 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr., sentenced Damien Riley, age 34, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 210 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for three counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Riley was convicted for those charges on February 9, 2015, after a six day trial. At today’s sentencing hearing Judge Quarles found that Riley was a career offender, based on previous convictions for robbery and drug distribution.

Last Reviewed May 27, 2015

ATF Offers up to $10,000 Reward in Baltimore Fire Investigations

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BALTIMORE — Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Baltimore Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today that ATF is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for multiple structure fires intentionally set throughout Baltimore on Monday evening.

Last Reviewed May 19, 2015

Member of Cherry Hill Group ‘UDH” Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Crack Cocaine

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Demond Pinkney, a/k/a “Cal,” age 30, of Baltimore, today to 121 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possesses with the intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

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