DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Rod J. Rosenstein
, United States Attorney
Contact: Vickie E. LeDuc

Final Defendant in Baltimore Heroin Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Thirteen Co-Defendants Previously Convicted and Sentenced

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Raymond Jefferson, age 44, of Baltimore, to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

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 his plea agreement, from January to July 23, 2013, Jefferson was part of a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin from an open-air drug “shop” in the Poplar Grove neighborhood of Baltimore.  On a daily basis during the conspiracy Jefferson’s co-conspirators purchased heroin from several sources of supply, stored narcotics at “stash houses” throughout Baltimore, and packaged narcotics for street-level distribution.  Jefferson personally sold heroin to retail customers and, at times, supervised the activities of other street-level dealers. 

During the conspiracy, Jefferson and others conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin. 

Darryl Robinson, age 50, of Baltimore, the leader of the organization, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  The remaining co-defendants: Mario Williams, age 38, of Baltimore; Darrell Gilliam, age 44, of Towson, Maryland; Isiah Robinson, age 28, of Baltimore; Antonio Berry, age 43, of Baltimore; Joyce Dunn, age 52, of Baltimore; Tyree Howard, age 48, of Baltimore; Hilton Gibbs, age 43, of Baltimore; Douglas Duncan, age 48, of Baltimore; Darryl Debro, age 39, of Baltimore; Kevin Fisher, age 46, of Baltimore; Eric Johnson, age 43, of Baltimore; and Reginald Randolph, age 48, of Baltimore, also pleaded guilty and were sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.   

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.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Clinton J. Fuchs and Scott Lemmon, who prosecuted the case.

Baltimore Field Division