For Immediate Release: 10/26/17
Northwest Baltimore — Robert Malone pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. He received 15 years in prison for his crime. Assistant State’s Attorney Danielle Cardin prosecuted the case.
On December 26, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police officers executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in the 2500 block of Rellim Road. Pre-raid surveillance was conducted on multiple locations in the area. During surveillance, detectives observed Malone drive to the location, exit his vehicle, and enter the residence. A short time later, Malone left the property and got into his car. Malone was then stopped and detained while the warrant was executed.
Detectives searched Malone due to the strong odor of marijuana emanating from his person and recovered a bag of marijuana, $1,045 in cash, and a cell phone. Keys to the residence being searched were also recovered from Malone.
Within the residence, police recovered approximately two kilograms of heroin; one bottle of morphine; three spray bottles with an unknown liquid; a funnel with suspected residue; a bottle of Manitol; 50 Mannite bars; three scales with suspected narcotics residue; one plastic bowl with suspected heroin residue; one sifter; eight gel caps with suspected heroin residue; a frying pan with suspected heroin residue; Ziploc bags; 750 empty gel caps; a cell phone; and $20,000 cash from a locked duffle bag.
The bag was located under the sink and was chained to the piping with a lock. The zipper to the bag was also secured with a separate lock. The keys to both of the locks were found on Malone’s person.
In the bedroom, an additional package of approximately 600 grams of heroin was recovered from a cardboard box.
Twenty thousand dollars and two and a half kilos of heroin is a clear indication of how extensive Malone’s drug trafficking activities were,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. “I’ve seen firsthand how drugs can tear apart families and communities, and recognize that they often are a precursor to violence. Therefore, my prosecutors are committed to effectively prosecuting drug distribution in an effort to ensure safety within our neighborhoods.”