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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1996
John E. "Liddie" Jones, who was described at his 1973 federal narcotics trial as the No. 2 drug dealer in Baltimore, has been arrested on charges that he raped a woman he suspected of being a police informant.Jones, 56, who was released from federal prison in June, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in September 1973 after being convicted of charges of running a multimillion-dollar heroin distribution organization. He was released two years ago and sent back to prison last year for a parole violation.
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December 1, 2005
An East Baltimore drug dealer was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus five years for drug trafficking and other charges while working as the leader of a drug gang known as "Jigga," according to the U.S. attorney's office. Darrell Alston, 42, was convicted Sept. 23 in federal court of conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin and crack cocaine, as well as possession of a firearm and two counts of witness intimidation, federal prosecutors said. The witness-intimidation charges related to an attempt by Alston to bribe and intimidate two witnesses to keep them from assisting an investigation into the Jigga organization.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,Sun Staff Writer | July 27, 1995
About 100 people marched on what they said is a drug dealer's home in a northeast Baltimore neighborhood last night to serve notice that drugs will no longer be tolerated in their community.Del. Clarence "Tiger" Davis, who represents the area in the Maryland legislature, led the march of residents of the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello community to a rowhouse in the 1600 block of E. 33rd St., where they said a drug dealer resides.A resident of the house denied the protesters' allegation.The Sun was unable to independently confirm the group's allegation.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | July 22, 1993
A Baltimore County Circuit Court jury took an hour yesterday to convict a New York man of felony murder in the execution-style shooting of a Rosedale drug dealer on Dec. 23, 1991.Presentaci Cartajena, a 21-year-old Puerto Rican native who moved to Brooklyn several years ago, is to be sentenced Aug. 3 by Judge J. Norris Byrnes. The maximum sentence for felony murder is life in prison.The jury found Cartajena not guilty of first-degree premeditated murder in the death of 28-year-old Robert "Trini" Collins.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | November 13, 1992
Saying he didn't understand a plea bargain that put him behind bars for the next eight years, convicted drug dealer Gordon L. Cartnail has asked a Carroll judge to reduce his sentence."
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By DAN RODRICKS | May 8, 2005
THAT 8-year-old boy Baltimore police arrested for selling cocaine in 1988 has grown up to be a smart and happy young man with a good job, a house in a middle-class neighborhood and a smile the ladies love. That kid who believed all parents sold drugs for a living, that kid who tortured pigeons in playtime, that kid who appeared to have no chance for a decent life, scored against all odds. And my dreary prediction turned out to be wrong. So here we are - one fine day 17 years later, the kid and I meeting for lunch at a waterfront restaurant, a reunion of sorts.
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By ROGER SIMON | July 17, 1995
Is there anything lower than a drug dealer?In some ways, they are worse than murderers. The average murderer kills but a single victim.The drug dealer kills many. And even when he doesn't kill, he harms.He hooks children. He destroys families. He robs society of its productivity. He drives up the cost of health care for everyone.And is there any doubt today who the worst drug dealers in America are?According to published reports, the Food and Drug Administration has decided that nicotine is a drug.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | October 11, 1992
He was a local hero, star of the high school basketball team and the first one in his neighborhood to go to college. A decade later, lured by fast money and false prestige, he was selling cocaine.Ron Blake is clean and sober now, but he remembers those days and has used his experiences in an innovative program for young men in Annapolis lured into a dangerous life on the streets.They meet every Monday in an office building off Forest Drive and tell similar stories of lives in poverty. They saw the chance to make some easy money.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2011
A 36-year-old heroin dealer was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office. According to prosecutors, Quincy Salliey was handed a baggie full of illegal narcotics on May 27, 2010, while sitting in the passenger side of a vehicle, leading police to investigate, remove Salliey from the car and find the gun: a loaded semi-automatic pistol. Officers also recovered 47 gel caps of heroin and $319 from Salliey, who has four prior drug convictions, and additional rounds from the car, along with $1,930 hidden in the dash.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | July 11, 1993
A witness called by Diane Wisner's lawyer labeled the 34-year-old woman a "professional thief."And two of Wisner's friends testified that she used cocaine -- a lot of it.But Wisner is not a drug dealer, said her lawyer, Stephen P. Bourexis, during his opening statements to the jury in a trial that will resume tomorrow when lawyers give their closing arguments in Carroll Circuit Court.Wisner is in the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, where she is serving a two-year sentence from an October conviction for cocaine distribution.
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