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Baltimore Crack Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

MAY 23 (BALTIMORE) - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Kenneth Robinson, 37, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; and Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department.

According to testimony at Robinson’s two day trial, on July 1, 2011, Baltimore police officers executed search warrants at Robinson’s home on Cedarhurst Road in Baltimore and his car.  Robinson told the officers that they would find drugs and cash in ceiling tiles in the basement and in his car. The officers seized a total of approximately 589 grams of crack cocaine and $36,046.  The evidence showed that Robinson sold drugs in the York Road corridor.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA and Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Brooke Carey, who prosecuted the case.

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