Baltimore Man Exiled to over 17 Years in Prison For Heroin Conspiracy

February 26, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Walter Taylor, age 28, of Baltimore today to 210 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy; Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III; and Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to Taylor’s guilty plea, from 2004 until July 2008, he was a street level distributor in a drug organization that sold heroin under the brand name “Dynasty” in the Westport section of Baltimore City. During the period of the conspiracy, Taylor was observed by law enforcement in and around the “street shop,” distributing heroin to customers. Taylor admits that he and the other members of the organization conspired to distribute at least 30 kilograms of heroin.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney Keri Borzilleri for her assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney James T. Wallner and Special Assistant United States Attorney Christopher M. Mason, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to EXILE cases, who are prosecuting the case.



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