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OCTOBER 19, 2007
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THREE DRUG DEALERS EXILED TO FEDERAL PRISON
One Defendant Sentenced to Over 24 Years
Baltimore, Maryland - Three drug dealers charged as part of the EXILE program were sentenced in federal prison, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
Today, U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Victor White, age 49, of Randallstown, Maryland, to 294 months in prison, followed by six years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Quarles enhanced White’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on a prior federal conviction for possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and prior state convictions for robbery with a deadly weapon, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and statutory rape.
According to the testimony at his three day trial, White had been staying with his girlfriend and was using her residence to package heroin and cocaine for street distribution. On May 18, 2006, a search warrant was executed at the residence in the 4000 block of Amy Lane in Randallstown, Maryland. During the search, officers recovered distribution quantities of heroin and cocaine, larger quantities of cutting agents – procaine and mannitol – packaging materials and implements used in processing drugs for distribution, over $2100, and two handguns: a Colt, Model 1911, .45 caliber handgun, and an H&R Arms, .32 S&W caliber revolver. White was in a bedroom in the residence at the time of the search and all of the drug evidence and the guns were found in that bedroom. After the search, White told three police officers that everything recovered from the residence belonged to him, although when White testified at trial he denied that the guns and drugs were his and denied that he had ever told the officers that they belonged to him.
Yesterday, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Maxie Sylvester Graham, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, to 90 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. On October 11, 2007, Judge Motz sentenced Durrell Evans, age 21, also of Baltimore to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute more than a kilo of heroin.
According to their plea agreements, from January 2004 until November 2006, Graham and Evans worked with another individual who ran a heroin distribution business in the Northwest area of Baltimore. They obtained bulk quantities of heroin on a regular basis which were packaged in individual vials for street sales. Evans distributed between one and three kilograms of heroin during this time, and Graham distributed between 100 to 400 grams of heroin.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy and Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Studdard, who assisted with the Graham and Evans case, the Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their assistance in these investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys Bryan Giblin and Robert R. Harding, who prosecuted White and Assistant United States Attorney Greg Welsh, who prosecuted Graham and Evans.