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37-year-old sentenced to eight years for conspiracy to distribute heroin

Posted at 4:20 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 16:20:47-04

BALTIMORE — A 37-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin.

According to Davien Major Ewing 's guilty plea, in June 2017, law enforcement began an investigation targeting Eric Brandon McKnight, who was distributing large quantities of heroin and suppling heroin to multiple individuals in Baltimore.

During the investigation, Ewing was identified as one of the individuals who assisted McKnight. Law enforcement overheard conversations between McKnight and Ewing discussing narcotics transactions, including the prices for street-level distribution of narcotics.

As detailed in court documents, search warrants were executed in February 2018 at locations that were identified as stash locations for the conspiracy.

Law enforcement recovered 704 grams of fentanyl, 48 grams of heroin, 24.95 grams of crack cocaine, more than 2.5 kilograms of marijuana, three firearms, drug packaging and processing materials, cutting agents, and cellular telephones.

Eric McKnight, age 35, of Baltimore pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl and to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and was sentenced to 174 months in federal prison.

Co-defendants Jamal Dunn and Michael Lambirth both of Baltimore, each pleaded guilty to the heroin distribution conspiracy and Dunn also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin. Dunn was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison and Lambirth was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.