For Immediate Release
Baltimore Felon Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Michael Anthony McLeod age 31, of Baltimore, Maryland today to 100 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
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; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.
According to McLeod’s plea agreement, on September 13, 2013, Baltimore City police officers executed a search warrant at McLeod’s home. McLeod was in the home when officers arrived. Officers recovered: a baggie containing 12 red top vials of crack cocaine packaged for distribution; a loaded .357 revolver; two clear baggies, each containing 20 red top vials of crack cocaine; drug paraphernalia, including digital scales; and $756 in cash, organized in several stacks. McLeod told officers that the firearm, drugs and drug paraphernalia were all his and that he had recently purchased the gun on the street.
McLeod had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a gun or ammunition.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Purcell, Jr., who prosecuted the case.