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Baltimore Heroin and Cocaine Distributor Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Thomas Linwood Jones, age 45, of Baltimore, Maryland today to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge Shawn Ellerman of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; and Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, DEA agents conducted an investigation of Jones’ drug distribution operation in 2013 and 2014.  From at least November 2013, Jones admitted that he conspired to distribute heroin and cocaine.  On January 14, 2014, law enforcement executed search warrants at locations associated with Jones, including a storage unit in Milford Mill, Maryland, Jones’ residence, a house used by Jones in Lochearn, Maryland, and Jones’ pick-up truck.  Law enforcement recovered $652,000 in cash, approximately 2.5 kilograms of heroin, approximately 5.5 kilograms of cocaine, a hydraulic kilogram press, cutting agent and digital scales.

During the course of the conspiracy, Jones admitted that he was responsible for the distribution of at least one kilogram of heroin and at least five kilograms of cocaine.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA and Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys James G. Warwick and Seema Mittal, who prosecuted the case.

Updated June 24, 2015

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