Darnell Anthony Young of Owings Mill, MD sentenced to 11 years for cocaine distributionPosted on January 3, 2008
Darnell Anthony Young of Owings Mill, Maryalnd sentenced to 11 years in prison for cocaine distribution
U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Darnell
Anthony Young, age 30, of Owings Mill, Maryland, today to 136
months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for
conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute
cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of
Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Young, also known as “DJ Nelly Nell,”
worked as a DJ at clubs in and around Baltimore City and was
convicted by a federal jury on August 29, 2007.
According to the evidence presented during his two day trial, Young
conspired with Howard Rice, age 41, Raeshio Rice, age 35, and
Errol Wynter, age 35, all of Baltimore, to distribute cocaine in
northwest Baltimore City. Testimony showed that on November 6,
2006 law enforcement observed Errol Wynter arrive at Young’s
residence and leave a few minutes later with a red plastic bag.
Officers stopped Wynter’s car and recovered numerous cell phones
and the red plastic bag, which was filled with over $39,000 in cash.
Officers subsequently arrested Young and seized from his residence
two kilograms of cocaine found on the kitchen counter, three
additional kilograms of cocaine hidden in the washing machine,
approximately $17,000 in cash, seven cell phones and a Blackberry
Howard and Raeshio Rice, the leaders of the narcotics organization,
pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges and were sentenced to
30 years and 27 years in federal prison, respectively. Errol Winter
also pleaded guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to 70
months in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Drug
Enforcement Administration, the Baltimore City Police Department,
the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, and the State’
s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore City for their investigative work. Mr.
Rosenstein also thanked the United States Attorneys’ Offices for the
Central District of California and the Southern District of New York,
as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York and Los
Angeles offices, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Los Angeles office for their assistance. Mr. Rosenstein also
commended Assistant United States Attorneys Steven H. Levin and
Jason M. Weinstein, who prosecuted the case.