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AUGUST 2, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EIGHT DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN HEROIN CONSPIRACY
Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted the following defendants, all of Baltimore, for conspiracy to distribute kilogram quantities of heroin, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein:
James Thomas Brice, age 37;
James Joseph Henderson, age 38;
James Jones, Jr., age 37;
Gerard Kamoke Day, age 40;
Robin Cynthia Day, age 37;
Tyree Anthony Gregory, age 42;
Tony Maurice Caldwell, age 47;
Kevin Anthony Hickman, age 47.
According to the 10-count superseding indictment, the defendants conspired to distribute one or more kilograms of heroin from February to June 2007. Brice, Jones, Caldwell, Henderson, Hickman and Gerard Day are also charged with one or more counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin. Henderson is charged with forcibly resisting his arrest on May 25, 2007.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said, “We are working with the DEA, local police and prosecutors to target drug dealers and put them out of business. Under this indictment, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of life in federal prison, with no chance of probation or parole, for distributing heroin on the streets of Baltimore.”
The superseding indictment was returned on July 26, 2007 and unsealed today upon the arrests of Jones, Robin Day and Hickman. Henderson was detained at the time of his arrest and the remaining defendants are in state custody.
Each of the defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison followed by at least 5 years of supervised release for the drug conspiracy. In addition, Brice, Jones, Caldwell, Henderson, Hickman and Gerard Day face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison followed by a least three years of supervised release for possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Henderson faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison followed by one year of supervised release for forcibly resisting arrest.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
Prosecutors Albert Peisinger, MiaBeth Marosy and Christine Siemek of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, detectives in the Baltimore City Police Department and Special Agents in the Drug Enforcement Administration initiated and supervised the 6-month state wire-tap investigation known as “Operation Fowl Play” related to today’s indictments. An additional 11 defendants have been indicted in Baltimore City Circuit Court and charged with conspiracy. A November 5, 2007 trial date is set for those defendants.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and Baltimore City Police Department for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Gregory Welsh, who is prosecuting the case.