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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 26, 2016

BGF Member Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin While on Supervised Release

Previously Convicted for Participating in BGF Racketeering Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Kimberly McIntosh, age 47, of Baltimore today to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; U.S. Marshal Johnny Hughes; and Chief William Henry of U.S. Probation.  

On August 23, 2011, McIntosh pleaded guilty to participating in the affairs of a racketeering enterprise, specifically the Black Guerilla Family (BGF). As part of her plea, McIntosh admitted that one of the purposes of BGF was to support incarcerated members of the gang, either through smuggling contraband, or providing monetary support. She was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  On February 12, 2014, McIntosh was released from prison and began her term of supervised release.

According to her plea agreement, in June 2015, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Investigative Unit contacted McIntosh’s probation officer to report that she had sent over $4,000 to 36 different inmates, including several of the co-defendants from her BGF case.  The continued contact with felons was a violation of the conditions of her supervised release and a warrant was issued for her arrest.  Based on the information provided by BOP, law enforcement believed McIntosh was still involved in BGF and obtained a search warrant for her residence.  On October 20, 2015, McIntosh was arrested as she left her residence and the search warrant was executed. Law enforcement recovered three bags containing a hard brown substance, later determined to be 11 grams of heroin, approximately 70 gelatin capsules of heroin packaged for street level sale, cutting agents and other drug paraphernalia, from McIntosh’s bedroom.  In addition, law enforcement recovered hundreds of letters, photographs and correspondence between McIntosh and inmates at state and federal correctional facilities that were written or received by McIntosh during her period of supervised release.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA,U.S. Marshal Service and U.S. Probation for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Wallner, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 26, 2016