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Friday, October 10, 2014

Baltimore School Police Officer Sentenced To Two Years In Prison In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Napoleon McLain, Jr., age 31, of Randallstown, Maryland today to two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. McLain was an officer with the Baltimore City School Police Force (BCSPF). BCSPF officers are granted police privileges to carry firearms and conduct arrests within the City of Baltimore.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“It is shocking when a police officer is caught selling illegal drugs,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Fortunately there is no evidence that the defendant distributed drugs to school students.”

According to his plea agreement, from no later than December 2012 to August 2013, while he was employed as a BCSPF officer, McLain was a member of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. McLain bought multiple ounces of cocaine base at a time from his suppliers, which he sold to others. On four occasions between December 2012 and August 2013, McLain sold a total of approximately 150 grams of cocaine base to a confidential source for $9,800.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI for its work in the investigation and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney David I. Sharfstein, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015