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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Baltimore Felon Exiled To 7 Years In Prison For Possessing A Gun And Cocaine


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                     at (410) 209-4885      


Baltimore, Maryland – United States District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Darius Junior, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute.

The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI- Baltimore Field Office;  State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and Commissioner Darryl DeSousa of the Baltimore Police Department.

According to the plea agreement, on February 12, 2016, Baltimore City police made a vehicle stop of a Toyota in the 3300 block of McCulloh Street, just south of Gwynn Falls Parkway.  Upon approach, the police could readily detect the odor of marijuana emanating from the Toyota.  Junior was in the front passenger seat of the car.  During the investigation that ensued, the police observed and seized a .32 caliber revolver tucked in Junior’s waistband area.  A search of Junior’s person yielded distributable amounts of cocaine, cash and a .32 caliber bullet.    At the time of his arrest, Junior had sustained three felony convictions punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year, including a separate handgun violation and two armed robbery convictions in Baltimore City.   

Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant United States Attorney Sandra Wilkinson, who prosecuted the case.



Updated March 20, 2018