Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore drug dealer sentenced to over 8 years in prison following fatal overdose of Harford County victim

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has been sentenced following the fatal overdose of a Harford County victim. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Khalil Shaheed, 28, of Baltimore, on Friday to 106 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for intent to distribute controlled substances, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession …


Crime, Police/Fire

Perry Hall man sentenced to life in prison for 2019 murder of ex-girlfriend

PERRY HALL, MD—Christopher Engles, 22, of Nottingham/Perry Hall, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for the 2019 murder of his former girlfriend. On the night of February 26, 2019, twenty-year-old Taylor Webb was found shot to death in her car at the corner of Hickory Falls Way and Hickoryhurst Drive in Perry Hall. She had sustained two fatal …


Nigerian national sentenced to over four years in prison for conspiring with Middle River man to commit identity theft, mail fraud

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nigerian national has been sentenced to prison for his part in a Maryland identity theft and mail fraud conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has sentenced Samson A. Oguntuyi, 29, of Atlanta, Georgia, to 54 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and mail fraud, bank fraud, …

Maryland man sentenced to 15 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana shipped by mail from California

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to prison after dealing drugs that were shipped via U.S. Mail. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher has sentenced Dwight Antonio Pitts, 47, of Hanover, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his participation in a drug distribution conspiracy involving large amounts of fentanyl, cocaine, and …

Keith Smith sentenced to life in prison plus three years for fatal stabbing of his wife that he blamed on panhandler

BALTIMORE, MD—Keith Smith has been sentenced by a Baltimore City judge to life in prison plus three years for the fatal stabbing of his wife, Jacquelyn Smith. Assistant State’s Attorney Shaundria Hanna prosecuted this case. “Keith Smith will now justly serve a life sentence in prison for violently stabbing his wife to death and then creating an elaborate cover-up plan …

Baltimore heroin dealer sentenced to five years in federal prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A local drug dealer has been sentenced to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander has sentenced Larry Gardner, a/k/a “Little Larry,” 40, of Baltimore, to five years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and other drugs in the Baltimore area. According to …

Baltimore County husband and wife sentenced federal prison for crack cocaine distribution

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County husband and wife have been sentenced to prison for dealing illegal drugs. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has sentenced Nathaniel Donnell Carter, 37, to eight years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and for possession of a firearm …

Associate Medical Director of Baltimore County pain management practice sentenced to federal prison for accepting kick-backs

BALTIMORE, MD—The Associate Medical Director of a Baltimore County pain management clinic will spend time behind bars after accepting kick-backs. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III this week sentenced Howard Hoffberg, M.D., 65, of Reisterstown, to eight months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback statutes, in connection with a …