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JULY 27, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 11 YEARS FOR POSSESSING A GUN
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles sentenced Antonio Johnson, age 35, of Baltimore, today to 140 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to his guilty plea, a Baltimore City Police officer observed Johnson on West Preston Street in an area known as an open-air drug market. As the officer approached, Johnson moved his hand in his jacket pocket. The officer did a pat-down and recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson .32 caliber revolver.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Debra L. Dwyer, who prosecuted the case.