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February 5, 2020

Baltimore man sentenced to prison after agents recovered fentanyl he hid in an illegal taxi

BALTIMORE – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Devron Lasha Young, Jr., age 22, of Baltimore, Maryland, yesterday to five years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute approximately 75 grams of fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl—enough to kill 37,500 people.  Young was charged in federal court as part of a federal-state initiative announced in December 2018 to combat the fentanyl crisis in Maryland.

February 3, 2020

Baltimore “Trained To Go” gang members taken down

BALTIMORE – Roger Taylor, aka “Milk”, age 28, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to the federal charges of conspiring to participate in a violent racketeering enterprise known as Trained To Go, and to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.  Taylor, a fugitive since July 2017, was arrested on June 30, 2019.  The racketeering activities to which Taylor pleaded guilty are:

January 31, 2020

Baltimore felon selling fentanyl, heroin, using surveillance drones, and possessing illegal firearm, sentenced

BALTIMORE U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake today sentenced Malik Moseley, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, to seven years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Moseley was charged as part of the federal-state initiative announced in December 2018 to combat the fentanyl crisis in Maryland.

January 16, 2020

Prolific wholesale fentanyl distributor sentenced to 35 years in federal prison after seizure of more than $4 million in cash and 10 kilograms of fentanyl from the defendant—enough to kill 5 million people

BALTIMORE – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett today sentenced Paul Alexander, aka David Paul Hayes, aka “Shorty”, age 47, of Hanover, Maryland, to 35 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on five federal charges including conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substances—specifically fentanyl, possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

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