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Press Release

Bel Air Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Heroin to a User who Died of Overdose

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

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Kenneth Charles Diggins, age 38, of Bel Air, Maryland today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin, and distribution of heroin, the use of which resulted in death.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; and Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane.

According to his plea agreement, Diggins supplied heroin to Jamie Lynn Lidlow on multiple occasions in late December 2011. On December 27, 2011, Lidlow and another individual arrived at Diggins’ residence. They drove to Towson, Maryland to buy heroin. Diggins bought six grams of heroin from a drug dealer, and was reimbursed by Lidlow and the other individual. Diggins drove them back to his house where Lidlow and the other individual each took the heroin Diggins had purchased. Lidlow subsequently died of heroin overdose, after using the heroin supplied by Diggins.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA and Harford County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter J. Martinez, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 27, 2015