Baltimore heroin dealers sentenced in conspiracy

May 18, 2012|Tricia Bishop

Two 44-year-old city men were sentenced to federal prison Friday for taking part in a heroin conspiracy that spread into Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, the Maryland U.S. attorney’s office announced.

William Larry Diggs Jr. was sentenced 14 years, and his co-defendant Darrin William Scott, received a five-year term. The men were part of a vast drug ring run by Christian Gettis, who previously described himself in court as a family man living a double life: secretly dealing drugs while holding down a job in retail.

To date, 27 of the roughly 30 people indicted in the case have pleaded guilty. Gettis, who made headlines in December 2010 after becoming the victim of a violent home invasion, was sentenced to 16 years in February.

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