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ATF Online – Baltimore Field Division

April 27, 2011

ATF Online – Baltimore Field Division.

Baltimore Field Division

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Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division. Our Division is responsible for criminal enforcement and industry operations in the States of Maryland and Delaware. Our dedicated work force is comprised of special agents, industry operations investigators, intelligence research specialists, forensic auditors, technical operations officers and support staff. ATF is a unique law enforcement agency that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, and explosives, acts of arson and bombings, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. Our commitment is to reduce crime in your communities, and keep you safe.

ATF is on the frontline in the reduction of violent crime. Baltimore Field Division’s special agents combat firearms violence by focusing their investigative efforts on armed violent offenders, armed career criminals, illegal gun traffickers and violent criminal gangs. We work with other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland and Delaware to accomplish our vital mission. We not only pledge this commitment as part of our mandate, but we are dedicated to enhancing our partner’s efforts through training, and the sharing of our valuable knowledge, skills, and expertise.

ATF is dedicated to protecting our nation from the illicit use of arson and explosives in violent crime and related incidents. Baltimore’s Arson and Explosives Group brings together ATF’s assets and expertise in arson and explosives investigations. This group works to identify and investigate the criminal misuse of explosives and fire, while deterring acts of violence associated with fire and explosives. Our special agents participate in high-profile arson and explosive-related investigations. In 2003, ATF led the serial arson task force which helped to successfully identify, arrest and prosecute the serial arsonist who had terrorized the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas. As a result of this investigation, a violent and calculating offender was sentenced to life in prison, and our special agents were able to solve over 350 intentionally-set fires.

The Baltimore Field Division leads the law enforcement effort in Maryland EXILE. This program was developed to identify repeat violent offenders and career criminals who were arrested for firearms-related offenses on the State level; specifically in Baltimore, Prince George’s, Frederick, and Wicomico counties. These cases are then referred for prosecution in the Federal system where the minimum mandatory sentences are more severe, and there is no possibility for parole. Operation FED-UP is an “exile” type project led by the special agents in our Wilmington Field Office. FED-UP stands for Federal Enforcement and Detention in Urban Policing. Since the inception of both programs, several hundred violent offenders have been “exiled” from Maryland and Delaware.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency in the Violent Crime Impact Teams (VCIT) initiative, which uses innovative technology, analytical investigative resources and an integrated Federal, State and local law enforcement strategy to identify, disrupt, arrest and prosecute the most violent criminals. Baltimore Field Division’s Violent Crime Impact Team (VCIT) is one of only 31 teams throughout the country who are specifically tasked to focus on the most violent areas of a community. VCIT’s primary goal is to reduce the number of homicides and other violent crimes committed with firearms. Since 2003, Baltimore’s VCIT has arrested and worked to prosecute over 150 violent career offenders and gang members in Baltimore, and throughout the State of Maryland. The positive results of reducing a community’s incidents of homicide and other violent crimes committed with firearms, through the removal of those responsible, will have a lasting effect in making that community safer.

In 2003, in response to crime statistics and violence manifested among the growing gang community, ATF’s Baltimore Field Division established the Regional Area Gang Enforcement (RAGE) unit, currently located in Greenbelt, Maryland. RAGE is a task force dedicated solely to the investigation, prosecution and dismantling of gangs in the State of Maryland and in the Washington DC Metropolitan region. The mission of the RAGE Task Force is to conduct long term, multi-defendant criminal investigations of violent streets gangs relying on the partnership of Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies. RAGE works to target the leadership hierarchy of criminal street gangs in conjunction with the most violent members of those gangs, and seek long term prison sentences for those members. To date, the RAGE Task Force has identified and investigated hundreds of members of various gangs in the Maryland/DC Metropolitan area, to include the La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, and most recently the Latin Kings. ATF has worked with the United States Attorney’s Office to charge over 50MS-13 gang members with various federal offenses, with 30 of these defendants charged in a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) conspiracy case.

ATF is responsible for regulating the firearms and explosives industries. ATF protects our communities by preventing the illegal use and trafficking of firearms and explosives, while ensuring that all firearms and explosives are stored, handled and sold in a safe manner that is in accordance with federal law. The Baltimore Field Division’s Industry Operations Investigators (IOIs) oversee the inspection of over 2,300 Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) and over 125 Explosives Licensees/Permittees within the States of Maryland and Delaware. Our top priority is to educate and ensure compliance amongst our firearms and explosives licensees. Our IOIs provide instruction and guidance to licensees and the general public at gun shows, blaster’s conferences and other trade venues. We also hold licensees accountable for their negligence if they were determined as having willfully disregarded federal regulations. Through education, compliance, and the imposition of penalties, our Industry Operation Investigators work to enforce firearms and explosives laws and regulations- which in turn keeps our public safe.

ATF investigates crimes involving the general diversion of tobacco products within the United States marketplace, as well as the trafficking of contraband and counterfeit cigarettes and counterfeit tax indicia into the United States. While effectively coordinating with other law enforcement, State regulatory agencies, and the tobacco industry itself, the Baltimore Field Division investigates those offenders who have illegally trafficked cigarettes for personal profit or gain, or for the fund-raising of a larger criminal organization. These criminals rob our State of taxes that were levied to benefit the citizens of our community. To combat the growing problem of illicit cigarette trafficking, the Baltimore Field Division has launched several proactive investigations both in Maryland and in Delaware.

In addition to our Field Division, the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area is also home to one of ATF’s three forensic science laboratories. The ATF National Laboratory located in Beltsville, Maryland, is led by forensic chemists and experts who specialize in firearms and tool mark examination, explosives and arson debris examination, and fingerprint analysis. The facility also houses the Fire Research Laboratory — a state-of-the-art complex where fire investigation specialists conduct scientific research on fire scene indicators and improve fire scene reconstruction and fire evidence analysis.

ATF has unique statutory authority over the “tools of the trade” that make violent offenders and gangs a threat to public safety. ATF’s core jurisdiction — enforcing federal laws that prohibit violence and the illicit use of firearms, bombs and explosives, as well as fire and arson — places ATF at the center of criminal investigations. The Baltimore Field Division’s successful law enforcement initiatives, like our Violent Crime Impact Team, Maryland Exile, and our RAGE Task Force place an emphasis on ending gang violence and violent crime that erodes the quality of life in our neighborhoods. We will continue our mission each and every day to keep you and your children safe. You have my commitment.

Theresa R. Stoop


Division Management Team

Theresa Stoop, Special  Agent In Charge (SAC)
David McCain,  Assistant Special Agent In Charge (ASAC)
Sheree Mixell, Assistant Special Agent In Charge (ASAC)
Gary Bangs, Director of Industry Operations (DIO)
Clare Weber, Public Information Officer (PIO)

Division Contact Information

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
31 Hopkins Plaza, 5th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 USA
Voice (443) 965-2000
Fax (443) 965-2001

BaltimoreDiv@atf.gov

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Seat Pleasant Man Sentenced to Over 11 years in Prison for Seven Armed Robberies

April 13, 2011

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Kelvin B. Williams, age 34, of Seat Pleasant, Maryland to 140 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and brandishing a gun during a crime of violence, in connection with a series of armed robberies of businesses in Prince George’s County within less than two months. Judge Williams also entered an order that Williams pay restitution of $22,900.78.More »

18th Street Gang Member Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Obstruct a Criminal Investigation and Proceeding

April 11, 2011

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Jose Edy Molina Marquez, age 33, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, today to 94 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to obstruct a criminal investigation and proceeding, in connection with the investigation of a murder that occurred on May 6, 2007.More »

Baltimore Heroin Dealer and Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 17 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

March 30, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Quincy Salliey, age 36, of Baltimore, today to 17 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Bennett enhanced Salliey’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal, based on four previous narcotics convictions.More »

Last Latin Kings Member Convicted of Racketeering, Conspiracy, Murder, Robbery and Gun Offenses

March 15, 2011

Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Chinua Shepperson, a/k/a Nu, NuNu and King Nu, age 28, of Washington, D.C. late yesterday of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings), murder in aid of racketeering, robbery, using a gun during a crime of violence and murder resulting from use of a gun during a crime of violence.More »

Anne Arundel County Man Exiled to 7 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

March 4, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Keith Irving Eldridge, age 30, of Hanover, Maryland, today to seven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.More »

White Hall, Maryland Resident and Company Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Distribute Explosive Materials

February 28, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland – Dennis Coster, age 58, of White Hall, Maryland, and the company he operated, Fireworks Productions, Inc., pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to deal in xplosive materials and to create a false entry in a required record.More »

Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 19 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

February 25, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Glenn Plato Brooks, age 42, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 19 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Quarles enhanced Brooks’ sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal. Brooks has at least six previous convictions including three narcotics convictions, robbery with a deadly weapon, battery and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.More »

Baltimore Career Drug Dealer Exiled to 12 Years in Prison

February 23, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett, sentenced Robert Jones, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 12 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. Judge Bennett enhanced Jones’ sentence upon finding that he is a career offender, based on two previous narcotics distribution convictions.More »

Frederick Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

February 23, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Derek Edwin Lindsey, age 38, of Frederick, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Bennett enhanced Lindsey’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal, based on at least three previous convictions for first degree burglary.More »

Latin Kings Leader Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy Related to His Gang Activities

February 15, 2011

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams sentenced Erick Roman, a/k/a Erick Javier Sierra,Malian-T and King Malian-T, age 34, of Laurel, Maryland, late yesterday to 60 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).More »

PDL Bloods Leader Sentenced to 16 years in Prison for Conspiracy to Participate in a Racketeering Enterprise

February 10, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Marcus Brooks, also known as MB,age 35, of Pasadena, California, today to 16 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise related to his gang activities as a leader of the PDL Bloods.More »

Baltimore Drug Dealer and Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 20 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Guns and Ammunition

February 10, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg sentenced Dayvon Watson, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in furtherance of narcotics trafficking. Judge Legg enhanced Watson’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal, based on four previous narcotics convictions.More »

Latin Kings Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Including Attempted Murders

February 3, 2011

Greenbelt, Maryland — Brandon Smith, a/k/a Little One and King Little One, age 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).More »

Baltimore Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Gun in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

January 20, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Darnell Savoy, age 31, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for illegal possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Judge Bennett enhanced Savoy’s sentence upon finding he is a career offender based on three previous felony narcotics convictions.More »

Leader of Rollin’ 20’s Bloods Gang Sentenced To Over 15 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

January 12, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Kevin Chambers, a/k/a BK, age 29, of Baltimore today to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin, while using guns to further drug trafficking.More »

Baltimore Cocaine Dealer Exiled to Over 12 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

January 11, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Tavon Bernard Johnson, a/k/aBrandon Thomas and Keith Bernard Miller, age 21, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Quarles enhanced Johnson’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender, based on two previous felony drug convictions.More »

18th Street Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct a Criminal Investigation and Proceeding

December 21, 2010

Greenbelt, Maryland — Jose Edy Molina Marquez, age 32, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to obstruct a criminal investigation and proceeding in connection with the investigation of a murder that occurred on May 6, 2007. Marquez, a native of El Salvador, was a member of the 18th Street gang.More »

ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Baltimore City Fire

December 8, 2010

BALTIMORE — The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with agents from the ATF Baltimore Field Division were activated at the request of the Baltimore City Fire Department to investigate the Dec. 6 fire scene on 404 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. TheNRT arrives Wednesday to examine the fire scene as part of the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire.More »

Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To Over 21 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

December 1, 2010

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Francisco Ortiz, a/k/a Francis Gabriel Ortis, Pone, and King Pone, age 26, of Rockville, Maryland, today to 262 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).More »

Final TTP Bloods Defendants Plead Guilty

November 20, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland — Keili Dyson, a/k/a SK, age 28, of Baltimore pleaded guilty today to participating in a racketeering conspiracy through the Tree Top Piru Bloods (TTP Bloods), which engaged in narcotics trafficking, robbery and acts of violence. Co—defendant Keon Williams, age 29, also of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.. More »

Latin Kings Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

November 9, 2010

Remy Heath, a/k/a Remy, King Remy, and King Mellow, age 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings). More »

Three Alleged Latin Kings Members Charged in Superseding Indictment With Murder, Attempted Murder, and Other Charges Related to Racketeering Conspiracy

October 22, 2010

A federal grand jury today returned a superseding indictment charging alleged Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) members Remy Heath, a/k/a Remy, King Remy and King Mello, age 25; Chinua Shepperdson, a/k/a Nu, NuNu and King Nu, age 27; and Brandon Smith, a/k/a Little One and King Little One, age 25, with arson, murder, attempted murder and firearms charges related to their alleged gang activities. The three were previously charged with conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise. More »

Latin Kings Member Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy Related to His Gang Activities

October 22, 2010

U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Nelson Santos, a/k/a Nelly and King Nelly, age 27, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today to 190 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and being a felon in possession of a firearm, in connection with his gang activities as a member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings). More »

Corey Moore Indicted on Federal Drug and Gun Charges

October 21, 2010

A federal grand jury indicted Corey Moore, age 35, of Takoma Park, Maryland, late yesterday on charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, specifically cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP); possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition. More »

Alleged Members of the 18th Street Gang Indicted in a Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Five Murders, Extortion, Armed Robbery and Obstructing Justice

October 20, 2010

A federal grand jury today indicted the following alleged members of the 18th Street Gang for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, which engaged in murder and attempted murder, including the murder of three individuals in Maryland and two individuals in Washington, D.C., armed robberies, and obstruction of justice… More »

ATF Fugitive Being Sought

September 14, 2010

Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Baltimore Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a violent fugitive who is wanted for federal drug violations. He should be considered armed and dangerous. More »

Ten Indicted in Cocaine Conspiracy Allegedly Operating in the 4×4 Neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore

September 9, 2010

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 individuals on charges related to the operation of a drug distribution organization in the 4×4 neighborhood of Baltimore from at least June 2009 through August 2010. The indictment was returned on September 2, 2010 and unsealed today upon the arrest of the defendants. More »

Clinton Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison on Drug and Gun Charges

September 8, 2010

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Jeffrey Rios, age 21, of Clinton, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. More »

Baltimore Felon Exiled to 40 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery and Obstruction of Justice

September 7, 2010

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced John F. LeGrand, age 46, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 40 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for armed robbery, possessing a gun in furtherance of a crime of violence, possession of a gun by a convicted felon, witness tampering, witness retaliation and obstruction of justice. More »

Wicomico Felon Exiled to 11 ½ Years in Prison for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

September 3, 2010

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Shakoor Stevenson, age 27, of Salisbury, Maryland, yesterday to 136 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Judge Motz enhanced Stevenson’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on previous convictions for possession with intent to distribute narcotics and resisting arrest. More »

“Wise Guyz” Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Offenses

August 26, 2010

Benjamin Lee, age 25, of Cumberland, Maryland pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, and possession of a gun in furtherance of drug trafficking. More »

Latin Kings Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy That Included Two Attempted Murders, Armed Robbery and Witness Tampering

August 25, 2010

Defendant Admits Membership in Violent Gang with Thousands of Members Greenbelt, Maryland – Francisco Ortiz, a/k/a Francis Gabriel Ortis, Pone, and King Pone, age 26, of Rockville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings). More »

Baltimore Man Exiled to Over 10 Years in Prison for Two Armed Carjackings

August 23, 2010

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Dennis Hairston, age 20, of Baltimore, today to 130 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit carjacking and possession of a gun in furtherance of a crime of violence. More »

MS-13 Gang Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Offenses Including the Murder of a Witness

August 6, 2010

Juan Carlos Moreira, a/k/a “Stokey” and “Stocky,” age 30, a native of El Salvador who resided in Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit murder in aid of a racketeering enterprise known as MS-13, conspiracy to participate in racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, witness tampering murder and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering. More »

Frederick Felon Exiled to 15 Years in Prison on Federal Gun and Drug Charges

August 5, 2010

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced David Allen Hughes, Jr., age 33, of Frederick, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, after he pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. More »

Highland Arsonist Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

August 2, 2010

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Scott Daniel Wilson, age 57, of Highland, Maryland, late Friday evening, July 30, 2010, to the statutory maximum of 20 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for arson. Judge Bennett enhanced Wilson’s sentence upon finding that Wilson is a career offender and a serial arsonist who poses a continuing threat to the safety of the community. More »

ATF and Local Law Enforcement Join Hands With the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Teaching Kids to Resist Gangs

July 30, 2010

The “Choose to be G.R.E.A.T” (Gang Resistance Education and Training) camp was held in cooperation with the New Psalmist Baptist Church the week of July 26, 2010. This unique camp experience was designed for children ages 9-12, and was one of the first faith-based partnerships between a local church and area law enforcement. This is the second year of the camp, and a successful example of law enforcement befriending our youth. More »

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Success of Enhanced Police Gun Suppression Efforts

July 1, 2010

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Acting Special Agent in Charge Joseph Riehl to report the outcome of recent gun suppression efforts and violent crime reduction in Baltimore. More »

Aberdeen Gang Member Convicted of Baltimore Carjacking

June 25, 2010

A federal jury convicted Tyrone Moore, age 19, of Aberdeen, Maryland, late on June 23, 2010, on charges of conspiring to and committing a carjacking, as well as possession of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. More »

Eastern Shore TTP Leader and Baltimore TTP Bloods Member Who Produced “Stop Snitching” Videos Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Racketeering Activities

June 25, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Sherman Pride, a/k/a Dark Black and DB, age 35, of Salisbury, Maryland, to 292 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release; and sentenced co-defendant Ronnie Thomas, a/k/a Rodney Thomas, Skinny Suge and Tall Vialz, age 36, of Baltimore, to 235 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in a racketeering conspiracy through the Tree Top Piru Bloods (TTP Bloods), which engaged in narcotics trafficking, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery. More »

TTP Bloods Leader Sentenced to 30 Years for Gang Racketeering Activities

June 23, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Michelle Hebron, a/k/a “Michelle Hell” and “BG,” age 25, of Hagerstown and Annapolis, Maryland, today to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for participating in a racketeering conspiracy through the Tree Top Piru Bloods (TTP Bloods), which engaged in narcotics trafficking and robbery. Hebron pleaded guilty to that offense on the second day of her trial. More »

PDL Bloods Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies Involving Murder and Attempted Murders

June 22, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Terrence Richardson, a/k/a “Squeaky,” “Don,” and “L-Don,” age 30, of Baltimore, today to two life terms in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with attempt to distribute drugs, and conspiracy to conduct and participate in the racketeering enterprise activities of the Pasadena Denver Lanes Bloods gang (PDL Bloods). Richardson was convicted at trial on March 19, 2010. More »

White Hall, Maryland Resident and Company Indicted for Conspiring to Illegally Distribute Explosive Materials

June 21, 2010

A federal grand jury has indicted Dennis Coster, age 57, of White Hall, Maryland, and the company he operated, Fireworks Productions, Inc. for conspiracy to deal in explosive materials and to create a false entry in a required record, submitting false documents, and obstruction of an agency proceeding. More »

Latin Kings Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

June 9, 2010

Andres Echevarria, a/k/a B-Boy and King B-Boy, age 23, of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings). More »

Member of “B-6” Drug Gang in Frederick Exiled to Over 17 Years in Prison

April 15, 2010

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Jesse Dorsz, age 28, of Walkersville, Maryland, today to 210 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. More »

Two TTP Bloods Members Convicted of Racketeering Activities

April 15, 2010

A federal jury convicted Tavon Mouzone, a/k/a “Batman” and “Bloody Batman,” age 24, of Baltimore County, Maryland and Anthony Fleming, a/k/a “Mo Easy,” age 23, of Baltimore today of participating in a racketeering conspiracy through the Tree Top Piru Bloods (TTP Bloods), which engaged in narcotics trafficking and robbery.More »

Member of “B-6” Drug Gang in Frederick Exiled to Over 17 Years in Prison

April 15, 2010

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Jesse Dorsz, age 28, of Walkersville, Maryland, today to 210 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. More »

Two Baltimore Men Plead Guilty to Armed Carjacking

April 8, 2010

Kenard Lawson, age 19, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to carjacking and using a gun during the carjacking. Co-defendant Keith Dorsey, age 22, also of Baltimore, pleaded guilty on April 5, 2010 to the same offenses. More »

Temple Hills Drug Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

April 5, 2010

U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Salah Murad Benson, age 37, of Temple Hills, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. More »

TTP Bloods Member Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison for Racketeering Activities

March 31, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Antwoine Gross, age 23, of Essex, Maryland, today to 151 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to conduct and participate in the activities of a racketeering enterprise known as the Tree Top Piru Bloods (TTP Bloods). More »

PDL Bloods Member Sentenced to More Than 22 Years for Conspiracy to Participate in a Racketeering Enterprise

March 26, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Antonio White, age 25, of Baltimore, today to 262 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise related to his gang activities as a PDL Blood. Judge Quarles also found that White is a career criminal based on two previous narcotics convictions. More »

MS-13 Gang Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison After Being Convicted of Racketeering Offenses Encompassing Murder

March 24, 2010

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Roberto Antonio Argueta, a/k/a “Alex Antonio Cruz,” a/k/a “Buda,” age 29, of Hyattsville, Maryland, today to life in prison, plus an additional 35 years, for ordering the murder of Nancy Diaz and the attempted murder of another juvenile girl. More »

PDL Bloods Leader and Associate Convicted in Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

March 19, 2010

A federal jury convicted Terrence Richardson, a/k/a “Squeaky,” “Don,” and “L-Don,” age 30 and Gregory Saulsbury, age 46, both of Baltimore, today for conspiracy to distribute and possess with attempt to distribute drugs. More »

PDL Bloods Gang Member Exiled to 24 Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Federal Racketeering Conspiracy

March 12, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Emiliano Aguas, age 33, of Baltimore, to 24 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after Aguas pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to conduct and participate in the racketeering enterprise activities of the Pasadena Denver Lanes Bloods gang (PDL Bloods). (PDL Bloods). More »

Two PDL Bloods Gang Members Sentenced to a Total of More Than 33 Years in Prison For Federal Racketeering Conspiracy

March 5, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Avon Banks, age 23, and Quincy Williams, age 21, both of Baltimore, today to 262 months in prison, and 121 months in prison, respectively, each followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to conduct and participate in the racketeering enterprise activities of the Pasadena Denver Lanes Bloods gang (PDL Bloods). More »

Baltimore Felon Exiled to Over 12 Years in Prison

March 2, 2010

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Daryl Smith, age 30, of Baltimore, today to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a gun by a felon. More »

Steven Stone Sentenced to Over 24 Years in Prison for the Witness Tampering Murder of David Lee

March 1, 2010

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Steven Leroy Stone, age 25, of Frederick, Maryland, today to 292 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit witness tampering and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and a crime of violence resulting in death, in connection with the murder of David Lee. More »

PDL Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Prison for Federal Racketeering Conspiracy and Illegal Gun Possession

March 1, 2010

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Ronald Elzey, age 29, of Baltimore, today to 262 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to conduct and participate in the racketeering enterprise activities of the Pasadena Denver Lanes Bloods gang (PDL Bloods), and for being a felon in possession of a gun. More »

Riverdale Felon Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses

February 25, 2010

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Jamal Siddq Rickenbacker, age 29, of Riverdale, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distributing crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Titus enhanced Rickenbacker’s sentence upon finding that Rickenbacker is an armed career criminal based on three previous convictions for drug offenses. More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

February 25, 2010

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Theresa R. Stoop of the Baltimore Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of The Bank, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 323 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, Maryland. More »

Baltimore TTP Bloods Leader Who Produced “Stop Snitching” Videos and Eastern Shore TTPLeader Convicted of Racketeering Activities

January 29, 2010

A federal jury convicted Sherman Pride, a/k/a Dark Black and DB, age 35, of Salisbury, Maryland; and Ronnie Thomas, a/k/a Rodney Thomas, Skinny Suge and Tall Vialz, age 36, of Baltimore, yesterday evening of participating in a racketeering conspiracy through the Tree Top Piru Bloods (TTP Bloods), which engaged in narcotics trafficking, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery. More »

Baltimore County Felon Sentenced to Six Years in Prison For Threatening Arson and Witness Tampering

January 22, 2010

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Darrell Hall, age 41, of Pikesville, Maryland today to six years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for threatening to set fire to a building occupied by an insurance company and witness tampering. More »

Brian Rose Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for the January 2006 Murder of Carjacking Victim

January 20, 2010

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Brian Keith Rose, age 24, of Baltimore, today to 40 years in prison without the possibility of parole followed by 5 years of supervised release for the January 2006 attempted carjacking of Warren T. Fleming, resulting in Mr. Fleming’s death. More »

Maryland Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Destructive Device

January 19, 2010

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Collin McKenzie-Gude, age 20, of Bethesda, Maryland, today to 61 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of an unregistered destructive device. More »

Four-Time Felon Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison For Illegal Possession of a Gun

January 11, 2010

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Bernard Way, age 35, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 190 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. More »

Baltimore Felon Exiled to 35 Years in Prison For Drug and Gun Offenses

January 8, 2010

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Douglas Roseby, age 47, of Baltimore, today to 35 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and heroin, possession of a gun to further a drug trafficking crime and possession of a gun by a convicted felon. Judge Motz enhanced Roseby’s sentence upon finding that he was both a career offender and an armed career criminal based on two previous convictions for drug offenses. More »

PDL Bloods Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Carjacking and Drug Dealing

January 4, 2010

Gary Knight, age 18, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and other drugs and carjacking, related to his gang activities. More »

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