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SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWO BALTIMORE MEN EACH SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS
ON GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Wayne Phillpots, age 27, and Granville Dobson, age 34, both of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to their guilty pleas, on December 22, 2006 law enforcement officers searched 1615 North Warwick Avenue in Baltimore where the defendants stored, packaged and sold drugs. Officers seized 100.23 grams of crack cocaine and a digital scale from a room occupied by Phillpots, along with a loaded IMI Desert Eagle, .357 magnum PI semi-automatic handgun, a loaded Taurus Model 85, .38 special revolver, ammunition and $11,544. Officers also seized 93.99 grams of crack cocaine and a digital scale from a room occupied by Dobson, along with a loaded Hi-Point CF .380 caliber, semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and $3,244.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Kwame J. Manley, who prosecuted the case.