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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baltmore Drug Trafficker Exiled To 10 Years In Prison

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Roger Richard Dyer, a/k/a “Dready,” age 40, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.   

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

According to his plea agreement and evidence presented to the court, in May 2012, Baltimore Police officers observed Dyer leave his house and sell a quantity of crack/cocaine.  On June 5, 2012, police executed a search warrant at Dyer’s residence and seized six firearms, many of which were loaded and a round of ammunition chambered, as well as ammunition, magazines, holsters, a taser and a bullet proof vest.  Police also seized a digital scale and approximately 15 grams of crack/cocaine, 9 grams of marijuana, 221 grams of heroin and $24,440.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended 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 Attorney Mark W. Crooks, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015