Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted 14 individuals in a Baltimore heroin distribution conspiracy. The indictment was unsealed today upon the arrests of nine defendants and the execution of three search warrants. Two defendants are in custody on state charges and three remain at large. Over 100 agents and officers assisted in today’s arrests and search warrants. The indictment was returned on Tuesday July 22, 2013.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.
“I am confident that ATF’s successful execution of federal arrest and search warrants today in Baltimore will make an impact on crime and violence in our community,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Steven Gerido. “ATF continues to proudly work with its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to bring criminals to justice.”
“Our ongoing fight against violent crime is more successful with our allied state and federal partners,” said Commissioner Anthony Batts. “We continue to do all we can to reduce crime and violence and I thank all those involved in helping make Baltimore safer.”
The following defendants are charged in the indictment with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin:
Darryl Robinson, Sr., age 49, of Baltimore;
Mario Williams, age 37, of Baltimore;
Darrell Gilliam, age 42, of Towson, Maryland;
Isiah Robinson, age 27, of Baltimore;
Antonio Berry, age 42, of Baltimore;
Raymond Jefferson, age 43, of Baltimore;
Joyce Dunn, age 51, of Baltimore;
Tyree Howard, age 47, of Baltimore;
Hilton Gibbs, age 42, of Baltimore;
Douglas Duncan, age 47, of Baltimore;
Darryl Debro, age 47, of Baltimore;
Kevin Fisher, age 48, of Baltimore;
Eric Johnson, age 42, of Baltimore; and
Reginald Randolph, age 47, of Baltimore.
Raymond Jefferson, Darryl Debro and Kevin Fisher are still being sought. Antonio Berry and Joyce Dunn are in custody on state charges.
The defendants face a minimum mandatory sentenced of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison. The defendants arrested today had initial appearances and were detained pending detention hearings scheduled for July 26 and July 29, 2013.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the ATF, Baltimore Police Department, and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Clinton J. Fuchs and Scott Lemmon, who are prosecuting the case.