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Baltimore Drug Dealer Exiled to over 13 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution Conspiracy at the Gilmor Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Kevin Jenkins, a/k/a “Mud,” age 46, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 160 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute drugs in the Gilmor Homes public housing complex in Baltimore. Judge Legg enhanced Jenkins’ sentence upon finding that he is a career offender, based on two 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; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III..

According to Jenkins’ plea agreement, he conspired with others to distribute powder and crack cocaine at a number of locations throughout Baltimore, including the Gilmor Homes Housing Projects. During the conspiracy, Jenkins admitted that he sold powder and crack cocaine, collected money from drug customers, and participated with other members of the conspiracy to conduct the drug business. As part of the investigation, law enforcement obtained intercepts of Jenkins’ cellular telephone, as well as the cellular telephones of Jenkins’ co-conspirators, and overheard Jenkins discussing his drug activities. Jenkins admitted that as part of the conspiracy, he was responsible for the distribution of at least 50 grams of crack cocaine and five kilograms of powder cocaine.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorneys LaRae Everett and Tony Gioia for their work in this investigation and prosecution and 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.

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