Baltimore Man Gets 15-Year Prison Sentence For Involvement In Heroin, Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced a 41-year-old Baltimore man to 180 months in prison Tuesday for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Theodore Smith, aka “Money,” of Baltimore was a member of a drug trafficking conspiracy. Smith ran a drug market in proximity of the 600 block of Glenwood Avenue in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood. The organization distributed vials of crack cocaine with a signature orange top in several areas in Baltimore. Smith, along with his co-conspirators was responsible for overseeing the operation, according to court documents.

The organization converted cocaine purchased from other sources to crack through a cooking process. The narcotics were cut, stored and packaged in residents in and around North Baltimore, according to the plea agreement.

Judge And JurySmith overseen and managed the distribution of the cocaine on the streets. He collected money from the sales, kept a sufficient supply at all times and overseen the cooking processes.

Through a search warrant of a stash house, law enforcement confiscated 1,100 vials of crack cocaine with an orange top on June 16, 2016, according to the plea agreement.

Some of Smith’s co-conspirators committed acts of violence and carried firearms. They also exchanged phones and conducted counter surveillance of law enforcement, in an effort to avoid detection.

The co-conspirators include:

Thirty-two-year-old Darryl Scott of Baltimore received a 135-month prison sentence.

Thirty-four-year-old Anthony Hart of Baltimore received a 168-month prison sentence.

Forty-two-year-old Tarik Brooks of Baltimore was sentenced to 151 months in prison.

Forty-two-year-old Jermaine Epps of Baltimore Countywas sentenced to 108 months in prison.

Twenty-seven-year-old Darren Farmer of Baltimore was sentenced to 120 months in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Terry Downs of Baltimore received a 60-month prison sentence.

Twenty-three-year-old Asante Leroy Marshall of Baltimore received a 50-month prison sentence.

Twenty-five-year-old Eddie Lewis of Baltimore was sentenced to 106 months in prison.

Forty-six-year-old Leon Koger and 31-year-old Akia Owens, both of Baltimore, and 49-year-old Charles Gilliam of Baltimore County have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

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