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March 12, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE FELON EXILED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON
FOR POSSESSING HEROIN
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Keon Robinson age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy.
According to his plea agreement, on March 11, 2008 Baltimore Police detectives saw Robinson enter a car parked on Howard Park in Baltimore. They followed the car, which stopped on Edison Highway. A female entered the car carrying a shoulder bag and exited a short time later. Detectives saw the car drive up to 625 McCabe Avenue in Baltimore. Robinson got out of the car carrying a blue plastic bag and a white plastic bag, and entered the home. Robinson left the house a short time later and again got into the car which drove away. The detectives stopped the car and recovered a plastic bag containing 153 gel caps of heroin weighing 36.07 grams. They also seized $720 from Robinson. Subsequent searches of the homes on Howard Park and McCabe Avenue revealed 62.51 grams of heroin, empty gel caps and $1,267 in cash.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy thanked the Baltimore City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein and Ms. Jessamy commended Special Assistant United States Attorney Traci Robinson, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to EXILE cases, who prosecuted the case and Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Wilson, who assisted in the prosecution.