Baltimore Felon Sentenced to over 21 Years for Drug Trafficking
Distributed Heroin While on Federal Supervised Release
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Bishme Walker, age 35, of Baltimore today to 262 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Quarles enhanced Walker’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on four convictions for drugs and/or guns.
According to trial testimony, on March 14, 2007 law enforcement began surveilling Walker after receiving information that Walker would be driving around Baltimore distributing a large amount of heroin. Investigators observed Walker drive to and enter a restaurant located in the 1300 block of N. Charles Street where he met with individuals, one of whom accompanied Walker to their vehicles where they had a brief meeting, an indication to investigators that a drug exchange had occurred.
Investigators then followed Walker to a restaurant on S. President Street where he was observed meeting with another individual. Walker exited the restaurant with the individual and they got into Walker’s car. Believing that a drug exchange was occurring, investigators moved toward the car. Walker threw something, and they were ordered from the car. Investigators found five plastic bags each containing 100 grams of heroin in Walker’s car. Walker stated that he was at the restaurant to obtain 500 grams of heroin. Walker was on federal supervised release during this time.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Philip Jackson, who prosecuted the case.