Baltimore Drug Dealer Exiled to over 16 Years in Federal Prison

Found to be an Armed Career Criminal Based on Six Previous Convictions
for Drug and Violent Offenses

September 26, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Wallace Wesley Brown, age 41, of Baltimore, today to 200 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Blake enhanced Brown’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on six previous convictions for drug offenses, armed robbery and assault.

According to testimony presented at his three day trial, law enforcement learned during a state narcotics investigation that Brown was distributing cocaine throughout Baltimore. On August 7, 2007, detectives saw Brown meet another individual in the 3500 block of Tivoly Avenue. The individual got into Brown’s car and shortly thereafter left the car carrying a plastic bag in a baseball cap. Detectives stopped the individual a short time later and recovered 250 grams of cocaine, divided into two plastic bags. Brown’s apartment and car were searched, and detectives seized cocaine, digital scales, other drug paraphernalia and almost $10,000.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy and Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Wilson, the Baltimore City Police Department, Organized Crime Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra L. Dwyer, who prosecuted the case.


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