Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

November 5, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Marvin A. Jackson, age 43, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. At today’s sentencing Judge Bennett enhanced Jackson’s sentence upon finding that he was an armed career criminal, based on four previous narcotics convictions and one prior conviction for attempted murder.

According to Jackson’s guilty plea, on March 20, 2009, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a home in the 1000 block of Reverdy Road in Baltimore, in connection with suspected narcotics violations. Before officers entered the home, Marvin Jackson was stopped by police after he was seen leaving the residence and driving away. Jackson was detained, and a key to the residence was found on Jackson. During the subsequent search, law enforcement agents recovered a 9 millimeter Intratec semi-automatic handgun loaded with 27 rounds of ammunition and a .357 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with 5 rounds of ammunition. The Intratec handgun was found in the basement, hidden in the ceiling and the Smith and Wesson revolver was found in Jackson’s upstairs bedroom closet. Agents also recovered approximately $80,000 in cash and paraphernalia used to facilitate narcotics distribution.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work and commended Assistant United States Attorney Philip S. Jackson, who prosecuted the case.



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