Crime Watch

January 10, 2009

City drug dealer given 15 years for selling crack

U.S. District Court Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Baltimore drug dealer Otis Rich, 34, yesterday to more than 15 years in federal prison for distributing more than 3.5 kilograms of crack between March 2006 and August 2008. His co-defendant, Devon Marshall, 37, of Abingdon pleaded guilty yesterday to the same charge on a larger scale. Marshall, who faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison at his April sentencing, said he obtained cocaine from Mexico and helped distribute more than 150 kilograms throughout the city.

Tricia Bishop

Body found near Monkton; death labeled suspicious

A man's body was found near Monkton yesterday morning, and Baltimore County police said they were investigating the death as suspicious. The man, who did not have any identification, was found off the roadway at Pocock and Hutchins Mill roads near the Harford County line about 7:30 a.m.

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