Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Kevin Gerard Wyche, age 27, of Baltimore, 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; 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 his plea agreement, on June 26, 2013, Baltimore City Police officers executed a search warrant at Wyche’s residence for evidence of narcotics trafficking. Police recovered four plastic bags containing a total of 100.79 grams of cocaine; a plastic bag containing 10.44 grams of marijuana; drug paraphernalia; and a bag containing over 115 rounds of ammunition, all which were hidden in the ceiling of the basement between the floor joists. Law enforcement also recovered computers, cell phones, and drug packaging material from the front basement bedroom where Wyche was staying. During a taped interview with police, Wyche admitted that the drugs and ammunition belonged to him. Wyche had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a gun or ammunition.
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.