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.
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.