September 25, 2012
Contact: SA Susan Wolf
Phone Number: (202) 305-8500
Baltimore City Police Officer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin While On Duty
Provided heroin to a co-conspirator on the police station parking lot
BALTIMORE - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Baltimore City Police officer Daniel Redd, 41, of Baltimore, today to 20 years in prison, followed by years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin, and using a gun in a drug trafficking crime.
The sentence was announced by Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy P. Groh of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Barksdale.
According to Redd’s plea agreement, from January to June 30, 2011, Redd conspired with others to distribute between one and three kilograms of heroin.
Specifically, on March 2, 2011, Redd met with a co-conspirator to obtain 40 grams of heroin while on duty as a Baltimore Police officer. Redd was dressed in his full uniform and carried his service firearm. On March 6, 2011, Redd provided protection for another co-conspirator who was meeting with a heroin customer. Redd had provided the co-conspirator with heroin to sell to the customer. Redd carried a gun during the transaction and would have used it if necessary to protect the co-conspirator.
Finally, on March 31, 2011, on the parking lot of the Northwest District Police Station, Redd provided 200 grams of heroin to a co-conspirator while on duty, dressed in full uniform and carrying his service firearm.
Co-defendant Dyrell Garrett, 34, previously pleaded guilty to his participation in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 37 months in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, DEA, the Baltimore City Police Department and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Peter M. Nothstein, James T. Wallner and James G. Warwick, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.