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Owings Mills man sentenced to eight years in federal prison

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 18:05:31-04

BALTIMORE — An Owings Mills man was sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Timothy Herndon, 29, will serve eight years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur stated, “Timothy Herndon brought danger to our community through the deadly combination of guns and drugs. Now he will serve eight years in federal prison, where there is no parole—ever. Please, put down the guns and save a life—maybe even your own.”

According to Herndon’s plea agreement, on the morning of May 16, 2019, members of the ATF executed a search warrant at Herndon’s home.

After being read his Miranda warnings, Herndon told investigators that he had placed a firearm in a shoebox in the second-floor bedroom. Investigators recovered that firearm, then searched the rest of the home.

In the living room, investigators found one clear bag containing multiple black plastic zip lock baggies of crack cocaine and approximately $2,000 in cash.

In the kitchen trashcan under the trash bag, they found drug paraphernalia and one round of 9-millimeter ammunition.

From underneath the dishwasher, investigators found three loaded firearms, two clear plastic sandwich bags containing cocaine, additional drug paraphernalia and a paper bag containing a large amount of cash.