Baltimore drug dealers sentenced to prison

March 12, 2012|By Peter Hermann

Two city drug dealers have been sentenced to prison in separate cases, including one who police said dealt cocaine in a small neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore called the 4X4, according to federal prosecutors.

In that case, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office said that 30-year-old Tony Robinson, known by "Peterman" and "Pete," was part of a drug group from June 2009 through August 2010 in the area between Edison Highway and Belair Road.

Prosecutors said that Robinson pleaded guilty in the case in which he sold 280 grams of cocaine and 5 kilograms of powder cocaine. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced him to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

The judge also ordered Robinson to surrender proceeds of his drug trade, including eight motorcycles and a bag of motorcycle parts, seven flat screen televisions, from 22 to 50 inches, a 2006 Honda Odyssey van and a 2005 Chevrolet Excursion van.

In the other case, prosecutorsrs said that Derek Bowser, 33, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for distributing cocaine throughout Baltimore. Authorities said he also had to forfeit proceeds his drug trade, including $31,650, a 1995 Cadillac, a 2005 Ford Excursion, an Uzi 9mm gun and .45 caliber semiautomatic handguns.

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