Crack cocaine dealer Anthony Peaks sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Anthony Peaks,
age 40, of Edgewood, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed
by five years of supervised release after Peaks pleaded guilty to
possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced United
States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his the statement of facts presented to the court at
today’s guilty plea, on April 20, 2007, law enforcement agents were
conducting surveillance in the area of the Gentleman's Gold Club,
5801 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, Maryland, where they observed
Peaks, operating a white Lexus LS430 sedan, arrive in the parking
area of the Gentleman's Gold Club and enter a white Ford
Econoline van, parked nearby. After seeing the officers, Peaks got
out of the van and began to walk toward his white Lexus. Agents
then approached the vehicles, and identified themselves as law
enforcement officers. After having identified the operator of the
white Lexus sedan as Peaks, agents requested a K-9 unit because
they were aware that Peaks had an extensive criminal history for
narcotics trafficking and had information that he was distributing
large amounts of cocaine in the Baltimore area.

Shortly thereafter, the K-9 alerted positively to the presence of
narcotics in the Lexus. Agents found 7 clear plastic bags containing
84.2 grams of crack cocaine in the eyeglass holder above the
rearview mirror.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City
State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy, the Baltimore City Police
Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their
assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein
commended Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J.
Romano who prosecuted the case.

Source: United States Department Of Justice

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