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MAY 18, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON
FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CRACK COCAINE
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Emanuel Cruz, age 26, of Baltimore was sentenced today to10 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distribution of 50 grams of crack to an undercover Baltimore police officer.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea on November 4, 2005, Cruz met an individual known to him as Black in the parking lot of the Home Depot located on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore on June 23, 2005 to sell him two ounces of crack cocaine. Black was an undercover police officer. Black purchased 55.65 grams of crack cocaine for $1400. Black then asked Cruz if he could purchase 1/8 of a kilogram of crack, and Cruz said he could provide such a quantity for $3200.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Baltimore City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their investigative work in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney James M. Wallner, who prosecuted the case.
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