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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Baltimore Heroin Dealer Exiled to 12 Years in Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Steven Andrew Young, age 39, of Baltimore, today to 12 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release, after Young pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

The plea and sentence were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.

According to his plea agreement, from at least January to May 2014, Young obtained large quantities of heroin which he and others broke down and packaged for street-level distribution. Law enforcement officers saw Young using a vehicle during suspected drug transactions, and saw Young selling drugs out of a home on Greencrest Road in Baltimore.

On May 23, 2014, investigators executed search warrants for the vehicle and house, and seized a loaded semi-automatic handgun, two plastic bags containing approximately 47 grams of heroin, 3,700 empty gelatin capsules used to package heroin for street-level distribution, and several large bags of cutting agent.

During his participation in the drug conspiracy, Young admitted that he and his coconspirators distributed between 100 and 400 grams of heroin.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA, 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 Christopher Flagg and Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Romano, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 22, 2015