Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Baltimore Career Offender Exiled to Over 12 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Langston Jackson, age 30, of Baltimore, today to 151 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession with the 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 Jackson’s plea agreement, on October 10, 2013, investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Baltimore Police Department executed a search warrant at Jackson’s residence in Baltimore. Jackson was found at the location and a search recovered narcotics packaged for street level distribution and narcotics packaging materials. A search of Jackson’s vehicle recovered a large sum of cash. After being Mirandized and waiving his rights, Jackson told investigators that he was storing cocaine at another residence in Baltimore. Later that day, agents searched that location and found in a room used by Jackson, approximately 25 grams of cocaine, a large sum cash and additional narcotics packaging materials, including three digital scales.

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 Attorneys Clinton J. Fuchs and Scott A. Lemmon, who prosecuted the case.

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