Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Jermaine Miller, age 29, of Baltimore, today to 134 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin.
The sentence 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; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.
According to his plea agreement, on June 7, 2010 Baltimore police officers saw Miller exit an alley from the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue, Baltimore. When Miller saw the police officers, he popped an object into his mouth. The police officers ordered Miller to spit out the object, which was found to be a gel cap containing heroin. Miller was arrested and four additional gel caps containing heroin were seized from Miller. A search warrant was executed at Miller’s residence and police seized a plastic baggie containing nine individual baggies of cocaine along with a .357 revolver and ammunition.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Debra L. Dwyer, who prosecuted the case.