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Baltimore Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Prescription Drug Van

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

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Stanley Duryea Johnson, age 60, of Baltimore today to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for robbery and using a gun during the robbery.  Judge Garbis also entered an order that Johnson pay restitution of $93,000.

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; 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.

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 prosecuted the case.

Updated June 3, 2015

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