Baltimore Field Division

Two Brothers Sentenced For Drug Dealing In Annapolis And Baltimore

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Ernst Harmon, age 37, of Annapolis, Maryland, today to 198 months in prison, and his brother Dontaye Harmon, age 40, of Baltimore, Maryland to 125 months in prison, both followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base.  Judge Hollander also ordered Harmon to forfeit a 2004 Land Rover truck, a 1999 Dodge Caravan and $4,050 in cash.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Serial Robber Pleads Guilty

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Greenbelt, Maryland – Duane James, age 53, of Germantown, Maryland pleaded guilty today to five counts of robbery.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin and Oxycodone

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced John Frank Jenkins, age 30, of College Park, Maryland, today to 121 months in prison, followed by 14 months of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and oxycodone and to 10 years in prison for making an explosive device and being a felon in possession of an explosive device. The sentences are to be served concurrently. Judge Grimm also ordered Jenkins to pay restitution of $475.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun and Ammunition

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Robert Stewart, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Judge Hollander enhanced Stewart’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on four previous drug convictions.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Exiled To 15 Years In Prison For Illegal Possession Of A Gun

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Daniel Taylor, age 45, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Quarles found that Taylor was an armed career criminal based on three previous convictions for first degree assault, unlawful manufacturing of drugs and possession with intent to distribute drugs.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Howard County Bloods Gang Member Exiled To Over 17 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy, Robbery and Gun Offenses

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Michael Dominique Johnson, a/k/a "Ace", age 20, of Columbia, Maryland to 205 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to participate in a racketeering conspiracy, conspiring to commit robbery and using a gun during a crime of violence. The sentence resulted from the consolidation of two federal cases in which Johnson pleaded guilty.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

26 Indicted on Racketeering and Drug Charges Related to Violence and Drug Dealing in the Cherry Hill Area of Baltimore

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Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted 21 individuals in two separate indictments on racketeering conspiracy and drug charges related to their alleged drug dealing and violence in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.  In a third indictment, an additional five defendants are charged in a drug conspiracy in the same area.  The indictments were returned on December 4, and December 11, 2013, and unsealed today upon the arrest of 11 defendants.  Nine of the defendants were already detained on state charges.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Four-Time Baltimore Felon Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Kentwan Russell, age 37, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Blake enhanced Russell’s sentence upon finding that Russell is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug convictions. Russell has been detained since his arrest on federal charges on September 15, 2011.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Gun Possession

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Joseph Bassett, age 36, of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Quarles enhanced Bassett's sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on six previous drug convictions.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

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