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FEBRUARY 2, 2007
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BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A GUN
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Thomas D. Dixon, age 39, of Baltimore was sentenced today to 10 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett enhanced Dixon’s sentence after finding that Dixon had previously been convicted of a federal felony drug offense.
According to trial testimony, on February 18, 2005, near a club in Towson, Maryland, Dixon provided an informant with 1/4 kilogram of cocaine for which he expected to be paid $7,600. On February 23, 2005 Dixon provided the informant with 1/8 kilogram of cocaine at a gym located on Kelso Drive in Baltimore County. Dixon agreed to receive payment for the cocaine the next day. Dixon also agreed to supply the informant with ½ kilogram of cocaine each week.
On February 25, 2005 Dixon was arrested. About six ounces of cocaine were seized from Dixon’s vehicle and another nine ounces were seized from his residence. Agents also seized a loaded 9 mm Taurus semi-automatic handgun and 40 rounds of ammunition from Dixon’s bedroom.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys Bryan Giblin and Christopher Romano, who prosecuted the case.