Baltimore Field Division

Baltimore Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

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Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Deandre Murphy, age 31, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The sentence 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; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

Delaware Man Indicted For Murder for Hire

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Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted Marquis Antwan Mack, a/k/a “Ice,” and “Goldie,” age 31, of Dover, Delaware, today for use of the telephone and interstate travel in the commission of a murder for hire.
 
The indictment 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; and Chief Paul M. Bernat of the Dover Police Department.     
 

Glen Burnie Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of Guns and Improvised Explosive Devices

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles sentenced Todd Wheeler, age 28, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, today to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a prohibited person, specifically an unlawful user and a person addicted to drugs, in possession of firearms, including improvised explosive devices.

Three Howard County Bloods Gang Members and Associates Plead Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

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Baltimore, Maryland – Giovanni Wright, a/k/a "G," age 22, of Elkridge, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to participate in a racketeering conspiracy, discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and the unlawful transfer of firearms, in connection with his membership in the Bloods gang operating primarily out of Howard County, Maryland. Ryan Gladden, a/k/a "Fats," age 26, and Kyle Austin, a/k/a "Fowdy," age 23, pleaded guilty on September 3 and 4, 2012 respectively, to the racketeering conspiracy.

SSB Bloods Gang member Sentenced to over 17 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Theodore Clifton Matthews, a/k/a "Trigger," age 32, of Baltimore, today to 210 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise, the South Side Brims (SSB) Bloods gang.

Serial Robber Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison

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Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Duane James, age 53, of Germantown, Maryland today to 151 months in prison for five counts of robbery.

The sentence 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.

Member of Cherry Hill Group “Little Spelman” Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Drug Dealing and Two Murders

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced Davon Martin, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland today to 35 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, related to his drug dealing and violence in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.

Howard County Bloods Gang Member Exiled to Over 16 Years in Prison in Racketeering Conspiracy

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Kenneth Ragan-Armstrong, a/k/a "Keezy," age 23, of Savage and Laurel, Maryland, today to 193 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to participate in a racketeering conspiracy and using a gun during a crime of violence.

Baltimore Felon Exiled To 10 Years In Prison For Possessing A Gun In Connection With Drug Trafficking

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced James Arwine, age 36, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to use a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Armed Carjacker Exiled To Nine Years in Prison

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Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Donald Avery Moore, age 57, of Washington, D.C., today to nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for carjacking and using a gun during the carjacking. Judge Chasanow ordered that Moore’s Maryland sentence be served concurrent to the 42 month sentence he received in D.C. Superior Court on related charges.

Europa

K-9 Europa is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine (EDC) assigned to the Baltimore Field Division. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition.

Member Of Cherry Hill Group ‘Little Spelman’ Pleads Guilty To Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Murder

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Baltimore, Maryland – Dontay Purnell, age 27, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, related to his drug dealing and violence in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.

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; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.

Baltimore Man Exiled to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun to Engage in Drug Trafficking

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Catherine C. Blake sentenced Trevor Cox, age 21, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

The sentence 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; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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