Tuesday, May 12, 2009

20 Years for Kiddie Heroin Dealer

Says the SAO:
Judge John N. Prevas sentenced Bland R. Gatewood, 33, of the 5900 block of Johnnycake Road to 20 years in prison today.

A Baltimore jury on April 1, 2009 convicted Gatewood of possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school.

On December 3, 2008 in the 2000 block of Linden Avenue police officers observed Gatewood standing across the street from PS 61, the John Eager Howard Elementary School. Police observed Gatewood engaging in a hand to hand transaction utilizing a ground stash and placed him under arrest. Police recovered 20 gel caps of heroin.
As you might suspect, this wasn't Gatewood's first brush with the law, he's been charged with armed robbery, carjacking, assault, burglary, etc etc etc.

... Chief Judge Prevas is by far the most beloved Circuit Court judge in Baltimore City, with more than twice the votes of the runner-up, the Honorable Gale E. Rasin.

1 comment:

Dac72 said...

We've had a problem with heroin dealing, not only within 1000 feet of Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary (1300 block of Washington Blvd), but right inside the schoolyard. Baltimore Narcotics Officers are aware of this, but don't think it's sexy enough to stake out the area. We've been told that time over in Brooklyn Park has proved more fruitful. Thanks. Tell that to the kids.