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Baltimore County resident who ran drug trafficking organization sentenced to 10 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man who ran a drug trafficking organization in the Baltimore area has been sentenced to prison. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Ernest Lee Bailey, 51, of Owings Mills, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and …


Around Maryland, Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore man nabbed in series of arrests targeting drug-trafficking organizations nationwide

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man is one of nearly 200 people who have been charged as part of a series of arrests targeting large-scale drug-trafficking organizations operating throughout the United States. “Over just three days and across 10 states, the Justice Department has charged nearly 200 individuals for their alleged roles in major drug trafficking operations,” said Attorney General Merrick B. …


Attorney General Brown announces seizure of 37 firearms, more than 8 kilograms of fentanyl

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced the indictments of four individuals for their roles in a criminal enterprise responsible for trafficking large amounts of fentanyl and cocaine. The investigation resulted in the seizure of 37 firearms, including three assault weapons, three handguns equipped with Glock switch attachments (allowing them to operate as fully automatic weapons), over …

Attorney General Brown announces conviction, sentencing of Baltimore man for felony fentanyl, cocaine distribution

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced that Clarence Joseph Buckner, Jr., 49, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on felony fentanyl and cocaine distribution charges following a drug trafficking investigation in the eastern district of Baltimore City. Buckner pleaded guilty to volume dealer/possession of a large amount of fentanyl mixture and distribution of cocaine before …

Attorney General Brown announces successful prosecution of all 6 defendants charged with distributing large amounts of fentanyl throughout Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced the successful prosecution of a criminal organization involved in the distribution of large amounts of fentanyl, which led to multiple overdoses throughout Maryland and surrounding areas. All six defendants charged in connection with the organization have pleaded guilty, following a long-term investigation conducted by the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, …

FBI offering $15,000 reward for info on Mid-Atlantic drug trafficker

PITTSBURGH, PA—A Martinsburg, West Virginia man is the first person to be placed on the FBI’s new Regional Fugitive Program. The program is intended to publicize information that will help lead to the apprehension of violent offenders and have a significant impact on the community. As part of the program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified violent fugitives in …

Drug dealer with stash house in Baltimore County sentenced to 12 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A drug dealer who had a stash house in Baltimore County has been sentenced to prison. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III on Monday sentenced Romesh Vance, 32, of Baltimore, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute between four and 12 kilograms of fentanyl and for violating his …

Baltimore County, Harford County men sentenced to prison for their roles in drug trafficking ring

BALTIMORE, MD—A man from Baltimore County and a man from Harford County have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a drug trafficking ring. U.S. District Judge Julie R. Rubin on Wednesday sentenced Jermaine Steward, 33, of Gwynn Oak, to nine years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after Steward pleaded guilty to federal charges …