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JUNE 1, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE CRACK DEALER SENTENCED TO ALMOST 14 YEARS IN PRISON
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Gary Singley, age 40, of Baltimore today to 167 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Blake enhanced Singley’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on at least three previous convictions for crimes of violence or narcotics offenses.
According to his guilty plea, a wiretap was authorized on the cellular telephones of Singley and Keith Richardson as part of the investigation of their narcotics-trafficking activities. A cooperator in the case purchased more than 50 grams of crack cocaine from Singley through Keith Richardson.
Keith Richardson pleaded guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to over 10 years in prison on July 14, 2005.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department and the Maryland State Police for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Philip S. Jackson, who prosecuted the case.