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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Baltimore Felon Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Prison For Illegal Possession Of A Gun And Drug Trafficking

Baltimore, Maryland –U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Robert Fitzgerald, age 35, of Baltimore, today to 130 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan 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 court documents, on October 16, 2012, Baltimore Police detectives executed a search warrant at Fitzgerald’s residence and seized 44 zip lock bags containing heroin, packaging material and other drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, 36 zip lock bags containing marijuana, a food saver clear plastic bag with marijuana, $1,284, a loaded .32 caliber revolver, a .22 revolver and a box of ammunition with .32 caliber rounds.

Fitzgerald had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.

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, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015