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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 6, 2015

Baltimore Heroin Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Eleven Co-Conspirators Also Convicted in the Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander today sentenced Enzo Blanks, a/k/a “Zo,” age 29, of Baltimore, to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.  Judge Hollander also ordered Blanks to forfeit a vehicle and jewelry.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, Blanks was intercepted in text messages, telephone calls and other recordings arranging heroin transactions. Through the investigation, law enforcement determined that, on average, individuals traveled from as far away as western Maryland to meet with Blanks every three days to purchase approximately 500 heroin pills at a time. On September 10, 2013, Baltimore Police officers performed a car stop of a vehicle being driven by Blanks.  Blanks was found to be in possession of 444 heroin gel caps.  During the arrest, Blanks consented to the search of his girlfriend’s apartment on West Madison Street, where the officers discovered more heroin, cutting agents, sifters, scales and a capping machine.  As a leader in the conspiracy, Blanks was responsible for the distribution of between one and three kilograms of heroin over the course of the conspiracy.

A total of 12 defendants, including Blanks, have been convicted for the heroin distribution conspiracy.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore County Police Department for their work in the investigation and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher J. Romano and Seema Mittal, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 6, 2015