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Leader of Rollin’ 20's Bloods Gang Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - Kevin Chambers, a/k/a “BK,” age 29, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin.

The plea 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 Patricia C. Jessamy; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.

“Today's guilty plea involving a violent gang member demonstrates the significant investigative expertise the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office provides to long term law enforcement investigations,” said State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy.

“Narcotics prosecutors in the State's Attorney's Office pursued leads that led to the ‘Rollin 20's Bloods’, and our cross-designated prosecutor worked with federal prosecutors who helped to put them out of business.”

According to Chambers’ plea agreement, Chambers was a leader of the Rollin’ 20's Bloods gang which operated on Fayette Street in Patterson Park and other areas of Baltimore. Chambers and the gang sold large quantities of crack cocaine and heroin in Baltimore and possessed and distributed guns in furtherance of the drug and gang activities. The distribution of at least 2.2 pounds of heroin, and from over a pound to 3.3 pounds of crack cocaine, was reasonably foreseeable to Chambers in the course of this conspiracy.

Chambers faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. scheduled sentencing for January 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended ATF, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and the Baltimore City Police Department for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kwame J. Manley and Special Assistant United States Attorney Staci Pipkin, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney, who are prosecuting the case.

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