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

Monday, June 25, 2018

Baltimore Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Stanley Rodgers, age 60, of Baltimore, Maryland today to 14 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Washington Field Division; and Colonel Woodrow Jones, Chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

According to his plea agreement, on February 6, 2018, Rodgers took delivery of 10 kilograms of heroin in Howard County, Maryland, then returned to his residence.  Shortly thereafter, Lindell Robinson arrived at Rodgers’ residence and took custody of the 10 kilograms of heroin.  Robinson then drove with the drugs to downtown Baltimore, where he was arrested by DEA agents and the heroin was recovered from his car.  The wholesale value of the heroin was approximately $700,000.

Rodgers must also forfeit the following assets seized from his residence on March 12, 2018, which are believed to have been acquired as a result of, or used to facilitate Rodgers’ drug distribution:  jewelry with an approximate value of $150,000; and two Jeep Cherokee vehicles.

On May 3, 2018, Lindell Robinson, age 46, of Pacoma, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur praised the DEA and Maryland Transportation Authority Police for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys James G. Warwick and David Metcalf, who prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 25, 2018