Baltimore Drug Dealer Exiled to over 21 Years in Prison
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Stanley Harrison, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 262 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Motz enhanced Harrison’s sentencing upon finding that he is a career offender based on three prior convictions for drug trafficking.
According to the plea agreement, from January 2004 to November 2006 Harrison worked with others who were part of a heroin distribution business in the Northwest area of Baltimore, distributing between one and three kilograms of heroin. According to court documents, Harrison was in charge of an open air drug market from August to October 2006, selling heroin near the intersection of Cold Spring Lane and Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore. He supervised five or more persons daily, and was responsible for hiring and paying workers to: watch out for police; tout the drugs to customers; run to stash locations for more drugs; and supple the “hitters” who would actually provide the heroin to the customers. The shop sold about 200 to 400 vials of heroin daily during this two month period.
Durell Mack Evans, age 21, Maxie Graham, age 26, and Jason Thalley, age 39, all of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to their participation in the heroin distribution. Evans was sentenced to 10 years in prison on October 19, 2007; Graham was sentenced to 90 months in prison on November 6, 2007; and Thalley was sentenced to three years in prison on August 28, 2007.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Baltimore City Police Department for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Gregory Welsh, who prosecuted the case.