U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar announced Friday a Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months for conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin.
On January 4, 2016, 29-year-old Tavon Holmes fled from Baltimore City police officers to avoid a traffic stop. He exited the vehicle and ran into a nearby alley. Police said they believe he removed an object from his waistband, before jumping on top of a basement door. He fled the scene, but officers successfully apprehended him a short time later. During his arrest, police found in his possession a semi-automatic Cobra .380 caliber handgun, ammunition and a magazine with five additional rounds, according to court documents.
Prior to the incident on January 4, 2016, Holmes had been found guilty of a “crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year and his civil rights had not been restored.”
Police confiscated Holmes’ mobile phone through a search warrant. The phone contained several texts in or about December 2015 about heroin distribution, according to court records.
While incarcerated on firearm charges on February 8, 2016, Holmes called another person and requested them to move a “jimmy mac” from one location to another. It was later confirmed the “jimmy mac” was a code work for narcotics or a firearm.