HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL: Baltimore Fentanyl Dealer Murray Ray Sentenced To 11 Years In Federal Prison; SCORECARD: UPDATED LIST OF WHERE THE DRUG DEALERS HAVE BEEN GOING, SOME TO GRAVEYARDS, SOME TO PRISON, SOME ON THE LAM

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HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL: Baltimore Fentanyl Dealer Murray Ray Sentenced To 11 Years In Federal Prison; SCORECARD: UPDATED LIST OF WHERE THE DRUG DEALERS HAVE BEEN GOING, SOME TO GRAVEYARDS, SOME TO PRISON, SOME ON THE LAM

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SCORECARD: UPDATED LIST OF WHERE THE DRUG DEALERS HAVE BEEN GOING, SOME TO GRAVEYARDS, SOME TO PRISON, SOME ON THE LAM

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Murray Ray, 22, (DOB 09/19/1997) of 2445 McCullough street Baltimore, Maryland, on June 23, 2020, to 11 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur.

According to Ray’s plea agreement, he was involved in a drug trafficking organization operating a “drug shop” in the 1400 block of Kuper Street and in the area of West Pratt and South Calhoun Streets in Baltimore, Maryland.

Members of the organization, including Ray, conducted hand-to-hand sales of drugs to customers in those areas.  Ray admitted that it was reasonably foreseeable to him that members of the conspiracy would distribute more than 1.2 kilograms of fentanyl.

During the investigation, law enforcement officers conducted video surveillance of the drug shop where Ray distributed fentanyl.

Video surveillance recorded Ray expressing frustration when he returned to look for the recovered items and could not find them.  

On March 15, 2018, members of the Baltimore City Police Department (“BPD”) recovered a firearm and fentanyl from the backyard of a vacant house in the vicinity of Pratt and Calhoun Streets.  Video surveillance recorded Ray expressing frustration when he returned to look for the recovered items and could not find them.  Also, on May 2, 2018, law enforcement officers stopped Ray while he was driving a stolen vehicle. During a search of that vehicle, BPD recovered another firearm.

Eighteen other defendants were also convicted as members of the drug trafficking organization.  Eight, including Ray, have been sentenced to between 70 months and 11 years in federal prison and eleven others are awaiting sentencing.

  • Name: MURRAY RAY a.k.a. “Mario,”
  • Register Number: 64296-037
  • Age: 22
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Release Date: UNKNOWN

When arrested by Baltimore Police Officer John F. Rager on July 20, 2018, Murray Ray entered a guilty plea on Sept. 10, 2018, in a plea deal with the Baltimore City States Attorney to use of a handgun in a vehicle. THE DEAL: Ray was given a sweet deal by Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby to a verdict of Probation After Conviction with three years in prison, with two years and six months suspended.

Indictment Alleges Nineteen Defendants Distributed Heroin and Over 400 Grams of Fentanyl – Enough to Kill 200,000 People

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury late on Dec. 14, 2018, returned a second superseding indictment charging 19 Baltimore men for a federal drug conspiracy and related firearms charges.  Charged in the indictment are:

Calvin Matthews, a.k.a. “Billy” and “Wayne,”

Waymond Richard, a.k.a. “Squirt,” “Slim,” and “Thugga,”

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Branden Jones, a.k.a. “BR,”
Name: BRANDEN JONES

  • Register Number: 64312-037
  • Age: 21
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Release Date: 04/16/2027

Isadore White, a.k.a. “Hatch” and “Nook,”

Nelson Adibe, a.k.a. “Rock” and “Rockhead,”

  • Name: NELSON ADIBE
  • Register Number: 05406-015
  • Age: 55
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Released On: 03/09/2015

Shanee Burtwell, (DOB 01/05/1983) of 1313 Lemon Street, Baltimore, Md.

Randolph Evans, a.k.a. “Buddha” and “Booda,”

Nol Johnson, a.k.a. “Pookie,”

  • Name: NOL JOHNSON
  • Register Number: 64379-037
  • Age: 29
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Release Date: 05/09/2028
  • Located At: FCI Petersburg Medium

Kenneth Jones, a.k.a. “Hammer,”

  • Name: KENNETH RONALD JONES
  • Register Number: 32232-045
  • Age: 28
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Release Date: 12/09/2029
  • Located At: FCI Sandstone

Darnell Sullivan, a.k.a. “50,” age 23;

Yaunike Hilton-Bey, a.k.a. “Neek,” (DOB 02/10/1997) of 4207 Flaxton Court, Windsor Hill, Md.

Elijah Davis, a.k.a. “Gusto,” age 22;

Malik Cauthorne, a.k.a. “Smoke,” (DOB 06/30/1994)

Arthur Snowden, a.k.a. “Weechy,”

  • Name: ARTHUR SNOWDEN
  • Register Number: 64257-037
  • Age: 40
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Release Date: 01/28/2028
  • Located At: FCI Cumberland

Devron Towson, (DOB 12/04/1991) of 2444 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore, Md., entered a guilty plea to drug distribution on March 15, 2011, in a plea deal with the Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby. THE DEAL: Towson was sentenced to one year in jail. His co-defendant Antoine Judd was sentenced to ten years in prison with eight years suspended.

  • Name: DEVRON TOWSON
  • Register Number: 64256-037
  • Age: 28
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Release Date: 01/26/2028
  • Located At: FCI Beckley

Rashawn Leo Cooper, 20, (DOB 11/12/1998) of 1010 Rockhill Avenue, Baltimore, Md., was charged in Baltimore City Circuit Court with the following charges on March 13, 2018: possession of a firearm, ammo, drugs with the intent to distribute, use of a firearm in drug trafficking. On Sept. 14, 2018, all charges were dropped by the Baltimore City States Attorney in preparation for the indictment on federal charges.

Deondre Pederson, a.k.a. “Jim,” (DOB 10/17/1995) of 9317 Lykens Court, Randallstown, Md., on June 22, 2016, was charged in Baltimore City Circuit Court for felony charges of distribution of drugs. On Oct. 18, 2017, Pederson entered a guilty plea to drug distribution. THE DEAL: Pederson was sentenced to one day in jail.

Daveon Mcfadden, a.k.a. “Dee,” age 20 (DOB 11/13/1998) of 3710 Fieldstone Road, Randallstown, Md., was charged in Baltimore City Circuit Court on April 27, 2018; The charges were all dropped after his being indicted on federal charges.

  • Name: DAVEON MCFADDEN
  • Register Number: 64286-037
  • Age: 21
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Release Date: 09/11/2023
  • Located At: FCI Danbury

According to the 19-count indictment, the defendants allegedly conspired to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin and 400 grams of fentanyl.  The indictment also alleges that seven of the defendants conspired to use and carry a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking.  Six of those seven individuals are alleged to be previously convicted felons and therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

If convicted, the defendants all face a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison for the drug conspiracy.  Calvin Matthews, Waymond Richard, Isadore White, Murray Ray, Elijah Davis, Devron Towson, and Rashawn Cooper each face a maximum of 20 years in prison for the firearms conspiracy and all but Ray also faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Matthews, Richard, Ray, and Cooper face a mandatory minimum of five years and up to life in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Finally, Matthews, Richard, Ray, and Cooper each face a maximum of 20 years in prison for distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. 

Baltimore Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced To 7½ Years In Federal Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher sentenced Ronald Wilson, age 39, of Baltimore, Maryland June 23, 2020, to 90 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. 

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division.; and Commissioner Michael Harrison of the Baltimore Police Department.

“Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can kill you.  The quantity of fentanyl seized in this case could kill over 230,000 people.  Law enforcement partners are working together to arrest and prosecute those who peddle deadly fentanyl on our streets and in our neighborhoods,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.  “We are determined to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths in Maryland.”

According to Wilson’s plea agreement, during the execution of a search warrant at Wilson’s residence, law enforcement recovered a duffle bag, the contents of which included clear plastic bags containing approximately 461 grams of fentanyl, packaging materials, and two digital scales.  Law enforcement officers also recovered $1,760 in cash from Wilson’s vehicle and his person. Wilson admitted that he possessed the fentanyl with the intent to sell it.

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