Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Choose Peter J. Messitte sentenced Thomas Lee Keyes, a/okay/a “Mac,” a/okay/a “Richard Lee Dantzler,” a/okay/a “Mark Anton Johnson,” age 56, of Wheaton, Maryland, to seven years in federal jail, adopted by 4 years of supervised launch, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base. Choose Messitte ordered that Keyes’ federal sentence is to be served consecutive to the 15-year sentence Keyes is presently serving a for a state housebreaking and firearm conviction.
The sentence was introduced by Performing United States Lawyer for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Particular Agent in Cost Timothy Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Area Division; Particular Agent in Cost Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Area Workplace; and Interim Chief Hector Velez of the Prince George’s County Police Division.
In line with his plea settlement, from February 2014 to July 2017, Keyes conspired with others to own and distribute portions of heroin and cocaine base (“crack”) in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Keys distributed heroin and crack from his residence in Hyattsville, Maryland, and later from a condominium unit in Beltsville, Maryland, and from lodges in School Park, Maryland. On the lodges, Keyes and others rented rooms the place they used, saved, and bought medicine. At occasions, Keyes hand delivered the narcotics to clients at their properties. From April 2015 to January 2017, Keyes bought at the least 595 grams of heroin and 457 grams of crack sporadically amongst 4 people. One particular person purchased $300 of narcotics on virtually a day by day foundation.
Keyes was arrested by legislation enforcement on June 20, 2017 at a lodge in School Park. Keyes acknowledges that the distribution of at the least 700 grams of heroin and at the least 225 grams of cocaine base have been foreseeable to him in the course of the time of the conspiracy.
Performing United States Lawyer Jonathan F. Lenzner praised the ATF, the FBI, and the Prince George County Police Division for his or her work within the investigation. Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer R. Sykes and Daniel C. Gardner, who prosecuted the case.
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