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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Baltimore Man Admits To Armed Robbery Of Prescription Drug Van

Agrees to a Prison Sentence of 20 Years

Baltimore, Maryland – Stanley Duryea Johnson, age 60, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to robbery and using a gun during the robbery.

The plea agreement 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; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

According to his plea agreement, on June 18, 2013, a driver of a prescription drug van was waiting for a pharmacy to open at a parking lot on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.  The van contained $93,000 worth of pharmaceutical drugs, which the driver planned to deliver at a number of locations that day.  Johnson approached the van, ordered the driver to move to the passenger seat, and began driving the van.  Johnson eventually left the driver on the side of the road and drove off in the van.

Johnson and the government have agreed that Johnson is a career offender, and that if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Johnson will be sentenced to 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis scheduled sentencing for June 3, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County Police Departments and Baltimore County State’s Attorney's Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 25, 2015