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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
October 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE HEROIN DEALER EXILED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Terrance Broughton, age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release after Broughton pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. Broughton is a career offender, based on previous convictions for possession with intent to distribute narcotics.
The guilty plea and sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop 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 Broughton’s plea agreement, on June 5, 2009, police saw Broughton give an accomplice a clear plastic bag containing capsules of heroin, then stand nearby while the accomplice sold some of the heroin in the area of the 2300 block of East Oliver Street in Baltimore. A short time later, officers arrested Broughton and the accomplice and recovered $434 in cash from Broughton and $24 from his accomplice. In addition, the clear plastic bag was recovered and found to have 26 capsules, which laboratory analysis confirmed contained approximately 1/3 ounce of heroin.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Baltimore Police Department for their work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorney Thirvendran Vignarajah, who prosecuted the case.