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DECEMBER 19, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCDETF: BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO 188 MONTHS
IN HEROIN DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced William Mark Manns, age 45, of Baltimore to188 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea on September 28, 2005, from about 2004 to March 2005, Manns conspired with Bryant Warren, age 34, and Germaine Vernon Wallace, age 32, both of Baltimore, to distribute heroin. The co-conspirators distributed heroin at a variety of locations in Baltimore City. During the conspiracy, the organization distributed and possessed with intent to distribute between 1 and 3 kilograms of heroin.
Bryant Warren pleaded guilty on December 9, 2005 to conspiracy to distribute heroin and faces a maximum sentence of not less than ten years and not more than life imprisonment, followed by a mandatory term of supervised release of five years, and a maximum fine of $4,000,000. Judge Quarles set Warren’s sentencing for February 27, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. Germaine Wallace pleaded guilty to the same charge on September 27, 2005 and was sentenced on December 9, 2005 to 262 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their investigative work in this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement (OCDETF) case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Steven Levin, who prosecuted the case.
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