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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC at 410-209-4885
November 30, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HEROIN TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Chief Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Kenneth Butler, age 37, of Baltimore, Maryland to 10 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court, law enforcement officers arrested Butler on March 16, 2005 while he was traveling southbound on I-95 in Maryland. A second vehicle, registered to Butler and driven by another individual, was stopped a few minutes later, also traveling southbound on I-95. The vehicle registered to Butler contained over half a kilogram of a mixture or substance containing heroin. Thereafter, Butler admitted to conspiring with the driver of his vehicle to distribute heroin to a Baltimore drug dealer.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maryland State Police, and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys Stephanie Gallagher and Harry Gruber, who prosecuted the case.
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