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Balitmore man sentenced to 40 years for drug dealing in Allegany County

March 31st, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Office of the State’s Attorney, Michael O. Twigg, State’s Attorney announced today the sentencing of Donte Isaiah McKenny, 33, of Baltimore, Maryland to 40 years in the Department of Corrections for his convictions of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine after a jury trial conducted on December 22, 2014.  McKenny was charged as a subsequent offender in this case which means that no portion of the 40 years sentence may be suspended and he will not be eligible for parole.


This offense represented McKenny’s 6th drug related conviction with the previous five occurring in Baltimore City.  McKenny was in a residence in Frostburg, Maryland on 4/29/14 when a search and seizure warrant was executed in that home.  Upon entering the residence officers located large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine along with digital scales.  McKenny was arrested with several other individuals from Baltimore, Maryland.  One of the other individuals, Joseph Caster, 35, Baltimore, Maryland was previously sentenced to 32 years in the Department of Corrections for his role in this event. 


“These individuals came to Allegany County with the express purpose of selling drugs in our community.  We will continue to target these offenders and seek the maximum amount of incarceration possible against them.  These offenders are not welcome in our county and when they come here we will locate, arrest and incarcerate those who engage in this activity.” commented Michael O. Twigg, State’ Attorney for Allegany County, Maryland. 


Mr. McKenny was also listed as a “Priority Offender” on the Cumberland Safe Streets Initiative.  Safe Streets is a State sponsored program as part of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) which provides grant funding to Allegany County.  The grant has resulted in an overall reduction in crime in Allegany County and serves as a model tool in crime reduction throughout the State.


ASA Samuel J. Lane prosecuted the case for the State.  McKenny was represented by David Hare and the Honorable Timothy Finan presided over the matter.


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