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SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CATONSVILLE DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Stanley Pinckney, age 46, of Catonsville, Maryland today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and five kilograms or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to his guilty plea, a confidential source advised the DEA that Pinckney and Kevin Burwell were to obtain a kilogram of heroin and 10 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride from a source of supply from New York on January 11, 2007. DEA observed Burwell on that day leave Pinckney’s residence and meet a DEA undercover (UC) agent, posing as a contact for the New York source of supply, at a parking lot in Baltimore County. Burwell entered the UC’s vehicle and gave him $75,000 in cash as partial payment for the narcotics. Burwell was arrested as he took possession of the narcotics. Seized from a storage unit and the residences of Pinckney and Burwell were cutting agents, a scale, two kilogram presses with residue and other equipment used in narcotics trafficking.
Burwell, age 49, of Baltimore, previously pled guilty and was sentenced by Judge Davis on August 24, 2007 to10 years in jail followed by five years of supervised release.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration for its investigative work as part of this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Romano, who prosecuted the case.