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MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
December 18, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWO DRUG DEALERS IN BALTIMORE HEROIN CONSPIRACY SENTENCED
TO 9 AND 10 YEARS IN PRISON
Conspirators Sold 100 Grams of Heroin Daily
from the “T-Pain” Heroin Shop in Baltimore’s Central District
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr., sentenced Juan Hill, age 18, of Baltimore, today to 108 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Quarles sentenced co-defendant Tremayne Jones, age 29, of Baltimore yesterday to 121 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for the conspiracy.
According to their plea agreements, from November 2008 to January 2009, Hill and Jones agreed to receive and distribute heroin through other members of a drug organization. The “T-Pain” heroin shop controlled a five block radius in the Central District of Baltimore. The shop sold approximately 20 to 35 packs of heroin daily. Each pack contained 50 gelatin capsules of heroin. The operation sold at least 100 grams of heroin daily for three months, operating seven days a week. Hill and Jones admit that they and others conspired to distribute between 3 and 10 kilograms of heroin.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy and Assistant State’s Attorneys Stacie Pipkin and Brandis Marsh, the Baltimore Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Special Assistant United States Attorney Christine Celeste, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to EXILE cases, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kwame J. Manley, who prosecuted the case.