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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | December 10, 1993
A paroled New York drug dealer has been arrested in the slaying of Tauris Johnson, the 10-year-old East Baltimore boy whose Nov. 4 death in a cross-fire of bullets symbolized the victimization of innocent people by heavily armed drug dealers warring for turf.During Wednesday's arrest of Nathaniel Dawson, 24, at a Bronx apartment, police and federal agents seized 3 pounds each of cocaine and marijuana, as well as an arsenal of weapons -- including 11 handguns, a sawed-off shotgun and 3,000 rounds of ammunition, Baltimore police reported.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | June 29, 1993
The Glen Burnie drug dealer whose inside knowledge of one of the biggest drug rings in county history helped convict its ringleaders got his reward in Circuit Court yesterday -- a relatively short 18-month sentence and the chance to serve most of it at home.Lawrence C. Leiben, 50, of the 8300 block of Veterans Highway was sentenced to 18 months in County Jail by Judge H. Chester Goudy Jr. after two police officers said his role as a "snitch" in the drug case against James and Roger Emory and their co-defendants would put him in jeopardy if he were sent to a state prison.
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By Brandi Bottalico and Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A Baltimore jury convicted two men on murder, extortion and false imprisonment charges Wednesday for abducting a man and taking his girlfriend's ransom money before killing him and dumping his body in the Patapsco River. Eric Pendergrass went missing in early 2009 and turned up dead soon after. The jury convicted Donta Vaughn, 37, and Darryl Nichols, 38, of the abduction plot after about a day of deliberation. Sherrell Ferguson, 32, who helped obtain the ransom payments, according to court records, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder earlier this month.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1997
The once-promising career of former Baltimore County Councilman Gary Huddles came to a close yesterday when he pleaded guilty to illegally handling $840,000 for a drug dealer and one-time law client and received a two-year prison term.His hands clasped behind his back, Huddles, 58, stood in a federal courtroom in Baltimore and said he should have known better."I would just like to say I have done many things in my life of which I am very proud," he told U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson.
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By Peter Hermann and Jamie Smith and Peter Hermann and Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1998
A suspected drug dealer was killed and a city police officer wounded yesterday afternoon when the two apparently struggled for the officer's gun in a West Baltimore alley, police said.Officer Shane C. Stufft, who celebrated his 25th birthday 10 days ago, underwent surgery last night at Union Memorial Hospital's hand center. Police said a bullet fired from the officer's gun passed through his left forefinger and hit the suspect.Officer Gary McLhinney, the police union president, said it was unclear last night whether the officer would be able to retain the finger.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1996
A former Baltimore police officer was sentenced to nearly two years in prison yesterday for helping a man a prosecutor called "one of the most violent and feared criminals in Baltimore" pursue a lucrative drug trade while avoiding the law.As Erick McCrary's family mourned his fall, Judge Andre M. Davis said the former officer could be shown no leniency for helping Anthony Ayeni Jones, who authorities say has avoided prosecution for years while running a...
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By AMY L. MILLER and AMY L. MILLER,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1995
Carroll County officials no longer will negotiate buyback agreements with people whose property has been seized during drug arrests, county State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes said yesterday. Instead, the state's attorney'sback is an easy way out for a drug dealer," Mr. Barnes said, referring to the practice of allowing people arrested on drug charges to purchase seized property back from police or prosecutors rather than going through the civil forfeiture process.Formal forfeiture cases, in which both sides argue before a judge whether the property should have been seized, usually take between six months and a year to resolve, he said."
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2001
WASHINGTON - A 24-year-old drug dealer pleaded guilty yesterday to killing an undercover Maryland trooper, admitting he gunned down the father of three without "a second thought" after calmly taking a last drag on a cigarette. During an emotional hearing in a courtroom packed with troopers, federal agents and family members, Kofi Apea Orleans-Lindsay of Silver Spring was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death last year of Cpl. Edward M. Toatley. Federal prosecutors had been expected to seek the death penalty in the case but said yesterday that they entered into a plea agreement to spare friends and family members the emotional trauma of a lengthy trial and to ensure that Orleans-Lindsay would never leave prison.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1996
An Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge has come under fire for releasing a drug dealer from a 12-year sentence to allow him to enter a drug treatment program after one of the judge's longtime acquaintances testified on his behalf.Judge Martin A. Wolff released Kirk R. DeCosmo in November, just six weeks after he sentenced him to a 12-year term for distribution of PCP. Relatives of a Glen Burnie mother of two killed in 1987 when her car was rammed by one Mr. DeCosmo was driving are incensed."Kirk DeCosmo should not have had his hand slapped.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
A former Baltimore Police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to improperly accessing a law enforcement database to provide information to a drug dealer who was under federal investigation. Keith Nowlin, 39, of Laurel, pleaded guilty to one count of accessing a protected computer without authorization. In June 18, 2010, prosecutors say Nowlin, then an officer assigned to the Northeastern District, exchanged text messages with a man named Marvin Mobley, who was being monitored through a wiretap as part of a drug trafficking investigation.
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