Baltimore Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III, sentenced Raymond Comegys, age 31, of Baltimore, today to 12 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.
According to his plea agreement, from December 2013 through May 2014, Comegys, Stephon Lowery and other co-defendants operated a street-level drug shop in the southwest area of Baltimore City that sold crack cocaine daily to customers. Multiple times a day, they ordered crack cocaine from suppliers, ranging in quantities up to 28 grams, which they then sold in user-quantity amounts to street level users.
On April 4, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Comegys’ residence in Baltimore. Inside the residence, law enforcement recovered 16 vials containing crack cocaine, a sandwich bag containing approximately 6.88 grams of cocaine, drug packaging material, Mannitol (a commonly used cutting agent), a digital scale, 17.7 grams of marijuana, and two loaded .32 caliber handguns.
Comegys admitted that he and his conspirators distributed more than 112 grams of crack cocaine.
Nine defendants, including Comegys, have been convicted for their participation in the conspiracy. Stephon Lowery, age 30, of Baltimore, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and four other co-defendants have received sentences of between 36 and 78 months. The remaining three defendants are awaiting sentencing.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Seema Mittal and Leo J. Wise, who prosecuted the case.