Crime, Police/Fire

Rosedale drug dealer sentenced to more than 11 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Rosedale drug dealer will spend more than a decade behind bars.

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Friday sentenced Rajeim Ali Bradshaw, 49, to 136 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute large quantities of fentanyl and heroin. As part of the sentence, the court took into account that Bradshaw admitted that he possessed two firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities.  Bradshaw had pleaded guilty to the charged back in April.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James C. Harris of Homeland Security Investigations – Baltimore; and Chief Melissa R. Hyatt of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to his guilty plea, on June 20, 2019, police in Baltimore County executed a search warrant at Bradshaw’s home and recovered 5.5 kilograms of fentanyl—enough to kill 2,275,000 people, as well as a kilogram of heroin. Law enforcement also located drug manufacturing, packaging, and distribution paraphernalia, including respirator mask, which are used to cut and package fentanyl. A DNA sample from one of the respirator masks found in Bradshaw’s home matched Bradshaw’s DNA profile. Bradshaw’s cellphones were also found to contain a large number of coded, drug-related messages. Bradshaw indicated to others that he had heroin and fentanyl to sell by sending messages telling them that the “grill” or “restaurant” was open.

Bradshaw admitted that the .40-caliber pistol and a rifle found in Bradshaw’s bedroom and ammunition seized from him during the investigation were in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. Bradshaw also admitted that the $48,000 in cash found in his bedroom during the search was drug proceeds. As part of his plea agreement, Bradshaw must forfeit the firearms, ammunition, and the cash seized during the investigation.

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