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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
June 15, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALLEGED LEADER OF ROLLIN’ 20's BLOODS GANG INDICTED
ON GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted Kevin Chambers, a/k/a “BK,” and “Kaos,” age 29, of Baltimore, Maryland, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; and conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Joseph Riehl of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.
According to the two count indictment, Chambers is the alleged leader of the Rollin’ 20's Bloods, a street gang operating in the Fayette Street, Patterson Park and other areas of Baltimore. The indictment alleges that the gang sold large quantities of crack cocaine and heroin in Baltimore; possessed and distributed firearms in furtherance of the drug and gang activities; and committed armed robberies and assaults in connection with the gang activities.
Specifically, the indictment alleges that from 2007 until May 2009, Chambers conspired to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine and to possess firearms in furtherance of the drug trafficking.
Chambers faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for the drug conspiracy; and a maximum of 20 years in prison for the gun conspiracy. Chambers is scheduled to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court next week. Chambers is detained on related state charges.
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.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Kwame J. Manley and Special Assistant United States Attorney Staci Pipkin, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney, who are prosecuting the case.