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Baltimore Drug Trafficker Exiled to over 12 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Barry Green,aka Barry Greene, Berry Green, age 34, of Baltimore, today to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Quarles enhanced Green’s 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 Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III; and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.

According to Green’s plea agreement, an undercover Baltimore Police officer drove to the corner of Pembridge and Spaulding Avenues where he had observed Green engaged in what the officer believed was the sale of illegal drugs. Green approached the officer’s car and asked how many. The officer responded by asking for cocaine. Green walked to a nearby house on Pembridge Avenue, retrieved a small object from a windowsill and returned to the officer, giving him a vial containing cocaine in exchange for a pre-recorded $20 bill. The undercover officer drove away, contacted other officers in the area and described the events. The other officers quickly located Green, arrested him and seized $214, including the pre-recorded $20 bill, along with two more vials of cocaine from the windowsill.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorney Cheryl L. Crumpton and Special Assistant United States Attorney Gerald A. Collins, a cross designated Maryland Assistant Attorney General assigned to Exile cases, who prosecuted the case.

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