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JANUARY 24, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 13 YEARS IN PRISON
ON DRUG CHARGE
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Robert Riddick, age 24, of Baltimore to 165 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release in connection with his guilty plea for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. This was Riddick’s third felony drug conviction.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea, on November 8, 2004 Baltimore City Police officers received information from a confidential source (CS) about an individual engaged in drug activity in the 3700 block of Duvall Street. The officers drove to the site and observed Riddick in the process of handing an individual a small object in exchange for money. The officers exited their vehicle and displayed their badges. The officers pursued Riddick as he ran to the top floor of a dwelling at 3700 Duvall Street. Riddick was arrested and officers recovered 40 ziplock bags containing cocaine base (crack cocaine), a loaded .45 caliber handgun and $133. This was Riddick’s third felony drug conviction.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Charles J. Peters for prosecuting the case.