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October 1, 2012Baltimore, MD, United StatesNarcotics

Baltimore cocaine trafficker sentenced to 15 years in prison

BALTIMORE — Timothy Lee Dennison, 22, of Baltimore, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The investigation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

According to his guilty plea, on Nov. 10, 2011, Louisiana State Police seized approximately five kilograms of cocaine from a vehicle driven by co-defendant Daniel Bois in Louisiana, who was driving the cocaine from Texas to its destination of Baltimore. After arresting Bois and seizing the cocaine, law enforcement continued its investigation into the cocaine organization based in Baltimore and conducted a controlled delivery of cocaine the following day. The cocaine was replaced with "sham cocaine" and delivered to 3501 8th Avenue in Baltimore, where Dennison and co-defendant Anthony Taylor accessed the vehicle where law enforcement had concealed the sham cocaine. Law enforcement subsequently arrested Dennison and Taylor.

Further investigation revealed that members of the cocaine organization had made several trips between Baltimore and Texas in the past year to transport several additional kilograms of cocaine for distribution in the Baltimore area. In all, Dennison conspired to distribute between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine.

Daniel Bois, 26, and Anthony Fraser Taylor, 29, both of Baltimore, and two other co-defendants pleaded guilty to their participation in the conspiracy, and await sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by HSI Baltimore and the Louisiana State Police.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brooke Carey and Christopher Romano.

Updated: 12/09/2014