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Fentanyl dealer sentenced to over 7 years in federal prison

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 09:40:30-04

BALTIMORE — On Monday, 39-year-old Ronald Wilson, age 39, of Baltimore, was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

According to Wilson’s plea agreement, during the execution of a search warrant at Wilson’s residence, law enforcement recovered a duffle bag that was filled with clear plastic bags, that contained approximately 461 grams of fentanyl, packaging materials, and two digital scales. Law enforcement officers also recovered $1,760 in cash from Wilson’s vehicle and his person.

Wilson admitted that he possessed the fentanyl with the intent to sell it.

“Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can kill you. The quantity of fentanyl seized in this case could kill over 230,000 people," said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. "Law enforcement partners are working together to arrest and prosecute those who peddle deadly fentanyl on our streets and in our neighborhoods. We are determined to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths in Maryland.”