For Immediate Release: 10/20/17
East Baltimore— Kevin Goode was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm; wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun in a motor vehicle; possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute cocaine; and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. This is Goode’s third handgun conviction.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jeremy Whitlock prosecuted the case.
On February 10, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., police officers were patrolling the 2300 block of East Lafayette Avenue in an unmarked unit, when they observed a man smoking in a parked minivan. Upon exiting their vehicle, the police officers smelled marijuana, which intensified as they grew closer to the minivan. As they engaged the driver—Goode, he admitted to smoking “weed.”
As the officers assisted Goode—who is paralyzed from the chest down—out of the car, they could see a plastic bag containing gel caps of suspected heroin, suspected cocaine, and suspected marijuana in plain view.
As police searched the vehicle, they found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun.
According to law enforcement, the unit was monitoring the block because it is considered a “high crime corner,” where narcotics and firearm crimes frequently occurred.
“ I hope that this conviction serves as reminder to perpetual gun-toting drug distributors with a propensity toward violence, that we will do all that we can to prosecute and hold them accountable,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Goode is facing 58 years in prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 18, 2017. He is also backing up 10 years in Baltimore County for a violation of probation for a handgun conviction.