Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Anthony Renard Wynn, age 48, of Randallstown, Maryland, today to 13 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Acting Special Agent in Charge Cardell T. Morant of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) Baltimore; Colonel Woodrow Jones of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police; and Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to Wynn’s plea agreement, in connection with an investigation into drug trafficking and the laundering of drug proceeds through Maryland-based casinos, HSI investigators discovered that Wynn had placed into, and cashed out, in excess of one million dollars at those casinos from 2016 to 2017, although he only reported earnings of $30,000 in 2016.
HSI investigators were able to identify the places where Wynn received, transported, and stored drugs and other contraband. Specifically, Wynn received packages containing drugs from an animal hospital in Pikesville, Maryland and transported the drugs to the Southeast region of Washington, D.C. Wynn stored the drugs and/or other contraband in a storage unit in Windsor Mill, his home in Randallstown, and in a Pikesville barbershop. Wynn also shipped several packages to a co-conspirator in California, including one which contained $244,040 in drug proceeds.
On June 9, 2017, an HSI investigator observed Wynn talking on a cell phone while driving and informed a Baltimore County patrol officer who conducted a traffic stop of Wynn’s vehicle. During that traffic stop, a Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer conducted a canine scan of Wynn’s vehicle and recovered a one-kilogram heroin brick and $11,620 in cash that was separated into rubber-banded bundles. After he was arrested, law enforcement searched Wynn and recovered a digital scale and two $500 casino chips.
HSI investigators obtained search warrants for Wynn’s residence, the storage unit, and the barbershop. Investigators recovered approximately 1 kilogram of fentanyl, 3 kilograms of heroin, and an electronic money counter from the storage unit. Gift cards totaling $5,575, $16,602 in cash bundled in small denominations, and an “owe sheet” were among the items that the HSI investigators recovered from Wynn’s residence. Investigators recovered $951 in cash and a digital scale from the barbershop.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended HSI, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and the Baltimore County Police Department. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Samika N. Boyd and Christopher J. Romano, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.