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Former Baltimore Police Officer Sentenced To Two And A Half Years For Illegal Drug And Firearms Charges

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

Baltimore, Maryland – On June 28, 2024, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Steven Umberto Angelini, of Baltimore, Maryland, to two and a half years in federal prison and other conditions, including drug treatment, for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and oxycodone and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

The sentence was announced by Erek L. Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Special Agent in Charge William DelBagno of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Michael McCarthy of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore, and Chief Robert McCullough of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, Angelini was a member of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and from January 2022 through May 2022, Angelini and Co-Conspirator 1 conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and oxycodone.  During the conspiracy Angelini twice also offered to go to the Baltimore City Police Department (“BPD”) Homicide Unit to obtain information about an investigation involving Co-Conspirator 1’s supplier who had been murdered. 

Angelini also provided Co-Conspirator 1 with law enforcement sensitive information on the case and some pictures, which were available to BPD employees through mass email dissemination. 

 According to his plea agreement, Angelini’s offer to obtain the video for Co-Conspirator 1 was made with the sole objective to persuade Co-Conspirator 1 to provide him with cocaine.

Angelini also offered to sell Co-Conspirator 1 a privately made firearm, also known as a “ghost gun,” in exchange for cash and narcotics. 

In April 2022, Angelini provided 20 oxycodone pills to Co-Conspirator 1.  Later in April 2022, Angelini texted Co-Conspirator 1 that he was at a gun shop and stated that he wanted to purchase cocaine from Co-Conspirator 1.  Angelini then offered to purchase ammunition and firearms accessories for Co-Conspirator 1 in exchange for cocaine.  Angelini purchased a magazine for the privately made firearm he sold to Co-Conspirator 1, as well as ammunition, including hollow-point ammunition, which he provided to Co-Conspirator 1 later that night in exchange for cocaine.

Further, Angelini admitted that in May 2022, after visiting a Rosedale, Maryland pain clinic and filling a prescription for oxycodone pills, he called Co-Conspirator 1 and notified him that he had the pills available for sale.  They negotiated that Co-Conspirator 1 would give Angelini cash and cocaine in exchange for the oxycodone. 

United States Attorney Erek L. Barron commended the FBI, HSI and the Baltimore County Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Goo, who prosecuted the case.

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Angelina Thompson
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Updated July 1, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Firearms Offenses