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Leader of Rollin’ 20's Bloods Gang Sentenced To over 15 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking


Used Guns to Further Drug Activities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Kevin Chambers, a/k/a “BK,” age 29, of Baltimore today to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin, while using guns to further drug trafficking.

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; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.

“We hope to send a message to Kevin Chambers and potential offenders that the unlawful use and possession of firearms to facilitate their illegal drug operations will not be tolerated in the city of Baltimore,” says ATF Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop.

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.

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 prosecuted the case.

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