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Press Release

Leader Of Baltimore Heroin Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

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

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Darryl Robinson, age 49, of Baltimore, to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.

According to his plea agreement, from January to July 23, 2013, Robinson was a leader and manager of a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin from an open-air drug “shop” in the Poplar Grove neighborhood of Baltimore. Robinson was responsible for coordinating the purchase of narcotics; delivering the narcotics to stash houses throughout Baltimore City; and supervising the street-level dealers who sold heroin to retail customers.

During the conspiracy, Robinson and others conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the ATF, Baltimore Police Department, and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Clinton J. Fuchs and Scott Lemmon, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015