Samuel Price, leader of a heroin drug dealing organization sentenced

Chief U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Samuel Price,
aka “Mook,” age 25, of Baltimore today to 210 months in prison
followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to
distribute over one kilogram of heroin, announced United States
Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his guilty plea, from at least 1997 until 2005, Price was
part of a drug organization which included Michael Frasier aka “Mike-
Mike,” Javon Brewer aka “JB,” Steven Boyd aka “Beans” or “Bino,”
Eric Davis aka “E,” James Stewart aka “E-Bay,” Lamont Jones aka
“L” and Katie Eggleston. During the time of the conspiracy, the drug
organization sold at least 30 kilograms of heroin at the street level in
west and south Baltimore City and maintained open air drug markets
or “drug shops” at various locations in Baltimore City, including the
intersections of Baltimore and Gilmor Streets, Baltimore and Carey
Streets, Baltimore and Carrollton Streets, Frederick and Fulton
Avenues, and West Fayette and Gilmor Streets. They used trade
names such as “Hypnotic” and “Chocolate City” for the heroin that
was sold at these locations. Members of the organization performed
various duties and paid individuals to perform such duties, including
those of (1) “street lieutenants” who oversaw the operation of the
shops, collection of the drug proceeds, and replenishment of the
drug supplies; (2) “runners” who went back and forth from drug
stashes to the shop locations bringing additional drug supplies; (3)
“pitchers” and “hitters” who served customers with drugs; and (4)
“lookouts” who warned their co-conspirators distributing narcotics on
the street if law enforcement officers were in the area. Members of
the organization used different apartments and houses in Baltimore
to stash and secrete their drugs, proceeds, firearms, ammunition
and other drug paraphernalia.

From at least 1997 to September, 2004, Price and Frasier oversaw
the purchase of raw heroin, the preparation of the raw heroin into
“scrambled” or diluted heroin and the packaging of the scrambled
heroin into gelatin capsules for sale at the drug shops of the
organization. Price continued those duties in 2005.

From at least 1997 to 2005, Brewer, Boyd, Stewart, Jones and Davis
acted as “street lieutenants” and supervised the organization’s
distribution of heroin and collection of proceeds at the drug shops.
From at least 2004 to 2005, Katie Eggleston assisted in the
preparation of the raw heroin into “scrambled” or diluted heroin and
the packaging of the scrambled heroin into gelatin capsules for sale
at the drug shops of the organization.

Frasier, age 26, Brewer, age 26, Boyd, age 24, Davis, age 29,
Stewart, age 28, and Jones, age 27, all of Baltimore, all pleaded
guilty to drug conspiracy charges and have been sentenced to
between 9 and 19 years with the exception of Davis and Stewart who
are still awaiting sentencing. Eggleston, age 27, of Baltimore, pled
guilty to possession of over 100 grams of heroin and was sentenced
to 8 years.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal
Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore City Police Department for
their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States
Attorney Charles J. Peters, who prosecuted the case.

Source: United States Department Of Justice

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