Admitted to Possessing Two Guns, Including One With an Obliterated Serial Number
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced Gerod Boyd, age 30, of Middle River, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.
According to Boyd's plea agreement, on June 25, 2013, Baltimore City police officers were executing a search warrant at a home in the 5700 block of Eastbury Avenue in Baltimore. Boyd was arrested prior to the execution of the search warrant and had the key to the residence in his hand when he was taken into custody. Located inside the residence was a loaded .38 Special revolver, which Boyd admitted belonged to him. Boyd advised that a .357 revolver with an obliterated serial number, recovered during another search that day from his residence in Middle River was also his firearm.
Investigation revealed that Boyd ran a cocaine distribution network in the 600 block of North Kenwood Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. Specifically, Boyd used the residence in the 5700 block of Eastbury Avenue and other locations, including a home in the 600 block of North Kenwood Avenue, to store items related to the drug distribution operation. On June 25, 2013, law enforcement officers also executed a search warrant at the home on North Kenwood Avenue and recovered four ounces of cocaine from inside that residence. Recovered near the cocaine was a black bag containing packaging material for street level distribution of drugs, a digital scale, and a razor blade.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney?s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.