Drug case brings 25-year term

CRIME WATCH

May 25, 2007

A 25-year-old Baltimore man on probation in two drug cases was sentenced this week to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

City prosecutors say they took the unusual step of asking for enhanced penalties for Edwin Wright of the first block of S. Potomac St., because of his "extensive" and violent criminal history.

Court records show that he was charged with attempted murder as a teenager, a case that appears to have been handled by the juvenile system. He also had drug convictions in two cases in 2002 and drug distribution convictions in two cases in 2004.

In March, a city jury convicted him of possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Wright also faces assault charges, accused of punching a police officer in the face during a traffic stop.

Julie Bykowicz

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