Man gets 12 1/2 years for selling heroin

CRIME WATCH

April 29, 2006

A 42-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison yesterday for conspiring to sell heroin as part of what federal authorities call a large-scale drug organization that operated in the Baltimore and Washington areas, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Craig Scott was convicted by a jury in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt in December.

Authorities said he obtained heroin from his 60-year-old mother, Gwendolyn Levi, who stored drugs in the basement of her Elkridge home. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell heroin and is scheduled to be sentenced this summer.

Federal prosecutors say that in addition to Scott, 15 people have pleaded guilty to drug charges and an additional nine are awaiting trial.

Prosecutors said in a statement that Scott helped his mother prepare raw heroin for distribution by diluting it with the drug Mannitol.

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