Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Robert Hubbard, age 37, of Baltimore, late yesterday to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Judge Bennett enhanced Hubbard’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on two previous convictions for carjacking and two previous robbery convictions.
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 testimony at Hubbard’s three day trial, on November 10, 2011, Baltimore Police Department officers executed a search warrant at Hubbard’s residence after a confidential informant purchased drugs from Hubbard at his home. During the search Hubbard was located in the front bedroom and told the officers that his gun was in the safe and the drugs on the bed belonged to him. During a search of the front bedroom, officers found a safe containing a .32 caliber revolver loaded with 5 rounds of ammunition, 1 box of ammunition (containing 47 .32 rounds), $150 cash, 1 clear ziplock bag with marijuana, and a copy of Hubbard's rental agreement. Officers also recovered 1 clear plastic bag containing seven ziplock bags of heroin and another clear bag containing cocaine.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant United States Attorney H. Brandis Marsh, Jr., a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to Exile cases, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael C. Hanlon, who prosecuted the case.