Baltimore Drug Trafficker Exiled to 11 Years in Prison

February 14, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Calvin Kenon, age 43, of Baltimore, today to 11 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin. Judge Motz enhanced Kenon’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on three previous drug convictions.

The sentence was 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; Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III of the Baltimore City Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.

According to his plea agreement, from 2009 to May 28, 2010, Kenon regularly obtained heroin which he sold and delivered to his customers. These customers, in turn, processed and packaged the heroin for street level sale. In particular, during the week of May 21, 2010, Kenon arranged to supply a DEA confidential source with approximately 100 grams of heroin. Kenon and other members of the conspiracy conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute between 100 and 400 grams of heroin.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA, Baltimore City Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney James T. Wallner, who prosecuted the case.

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