Baltimore Felon Exiled to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

APRIL 30, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Gregory Siscoe, age 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, today to 10 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.

According to his guilty plea, on March 8, 2007, Siscoe was stopped for speeding. A narcotics detecting canine was called to the scene and alerted to the presence of narcotics in Siscoe ’s car. A search of the vehicle recovered a small amount of cocaine from the driver’s seat and one Hi Point, .45 caliber pistol, from the center console. When he was arrested, police searched Siscoe and recovered ammunition, 40 grams of crack cocaine and 14.8 grams of cocaine powder from him.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy, the Baltimore City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Peters, who is prosecuting the case.



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