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MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
January 13, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEADER OF THE GILMOR HOMES DRUG ORGANIZATION
SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN PRISON
All 22 Defendants Have Been Convicted, Including the Leader of the Drug Organization;
Another Member of the Drug Organization Also Sentenced Today, to Over 13 Years
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg sentenced Dione Fauntleroy Jr., a/k/a “Sticks,” and “Dummy,” age 28, of Woodlawn, Maryland, today to156 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine in the Gilmor Homes public housing complex in Baltimore.
Judge Legg also sentenced Travis Stanfield, age 31, of Baltimore, today to160 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for the conspiracy. As part of his plea agreement, Stanfield had agreed that he is a career offender under the sentencing guidelines.
The sentences were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.; and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to their plea agreements, from January 2009 to June 2010, the defendants conspired with others to distribute cocaine and cocaine base throughout Baltimore, including the Gilmor Homes Housing Projects, a public housing project owned by the City of Baltimore. The defendants sold crack and cocaine, and collected money from drug customers. Fauntleroy Jr. was the leader of the drug organization, and was responsible for the distribution of between 280 and 840 grams of crack cocaine, and between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine. Stanfield was responsible for the distribution of between 119 and 196 grams of crack cocaine.
To date, 10 of the 22 defendants have been sentenced to between three and 15 years in prison for their participation in the conspiracy.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the DEA, Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorneys LaRae Everett and Tony Gioia for their work in this investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Special Assistant United States Attorney Traci Robinson, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to Exile cases, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Romano, who are prosecuting the case.