For Immediate Release: 11/28/17
North Baltimore — Twenty-five year old Treyvon Brown was convicted of 7 criminal counts, including use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and other related drug and gun charges. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison, suspend all but 5 years without the possibility of parole. Brown’s case stemmed from a felonious car stop in May of 2017. Brown has a prior conviction that prohibits him from possessing a firearm and ammunition.
Assistant State’s Attorney Cyndi Adkins prosecuted the case.
On the night of May 4, 2017, an officer — stationed in an undisclosed location—observed suspicious activity taking place at a nearby fuel station in the 5400 block of Falls Rd. A Honda, only occupied by a passenger, was spotted parked at a pump. Directly behind the car was a SUV occupied by both a driver and passenger. The passenger, who was later identified as Brown, was observed counting money and then handing it to the unknown driver.
The driver then handed Brown a large white package. After the two shook hands, Brown headed toward the Honda as the SUV pulled off the lot.
After hanging up the gas pump and tossing the large white package into the back seat, Brown pulled off. Believing that an illegal transaction had just occurred, the officer requested backup for a vehicle stop.
Still photos and surveillance footage recorded the entire event.
Upon approaching the vehicle after the stop, the officer noticed a bullet hole in the driver’s side door in addition to the scent of marijuana. From the driver’s window, the officer was able to identify the same large package from the gas station, now wide open and empty between Brown’s feet.
With permission to search the car, officers recovered a bag of marijuana, a handgun, and an extended magazine clip containing over 30 live rounds from behind the glove box. Other paraphernalia and cash were also recovered at the scene from the car and Brown’s person.
“Any time guns, and drugs and those who perpetuate their existence are removed from Baltimore City streets — our communities are one step closer to being a safer city,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “I hope this conviction sends the message that carrying an illegal firearm is a poor choice with severe consequences.”