BALTIMORE, MD (July 24, 2014) —U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Warren Troy Gibson Jr., age 33, of Stevensville, Maryland, today to nine years in prison for conspiring to distribute narcotics.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Queen Anne’s County Sheriff R. Gary Hofmann III; Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; and Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance G. Richardson.
According to his plea agreement, from June through August 23, 2012, Gibson conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Gibson helped distribute cocaine and other drugs, and made drug deals on the phone in cooperation with his coconspirators. On August 23, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence and stash location partly maintained by Gibson, and seized quantities of powder cocaine.
It was reasonably foreseeable to Gibson that between 500 grams and two kilograms of cocaine would be distributed to others during the conspiracy.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Hanlon, who prosecuted this Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force case.
Gibson, who lived at 29135 Sanderson Road in Trappe, Md., and at 635 Howard Street in Easton, Md., was also a resident of Eastern Correctional Institute, where his stay apparently did not dissuade him from a life of crime.
On Feb. 22, 2007, Gibson entered a guilty plea to carrying a firearm in a vehicle on public roadways and was awarded a jail term of three years in a plea deal with prosecutors in Kent County Circuit Court. Gibson was represented by Public Defender Stefan Skipp, of Centreville, which once again demonstrates how drug dealers can get the taxpayers to pay for their lawyers.
The plea deal on that day also demonstrated the wisdom of drug dealers using their ill-gotten gains to purchase the services of an attorney who actually has legal skills and possibly could help him avoid long sentences in prison.
Under that plea deal, the charge of possession of a firearm was dropped by the Kent County States Attorney. Gibson had been arrested by Kent County Steve Batchelor on Oct. 12, 2006.
In charges of possession of drugs, not marijuana, filed by Chestertown Police Officer Christopher F. Wade on Oct. 13, 2006, Gibson once again made a plea deal with the Kent County States Attorney.
Gibson’s deal landed him in prison for a four-year term with no time suspended in Circuit Court on Feb. 22, 2007, the same day as his aforementioned plea bargain in regards to the firearm charge. Four drug charges including distribution of drugs, were dropped by the prosecutor and the taxpayers also paid for the public defender.
Gibson filed a petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis in 2009, which was denied by a Judge on June 25, 2014.
The indictment of Gibson was reopened and on that busy day in court for Gibson on Feb. 22, 2007, which incidentally is Washington’s Birthday, resulted in a conviction as part of that massive plea deal with his other charges, of sending him to prison for 14 years with 5 years of probation.
As recently as August 26, 2013, Gibson was attempting to be declared indigent as he pursued post-conviction relief. This was in the same time frame that his activities were under the microscope of the feds and local cops which led to his latest conviction. Gibson had been hit with a judgment in favor of the State of Maryland for $25,000 and drug dealers hate to use their cash to pay fines as gold chains, nice cars and watches as well as reinvesting in their business is a far more preferable way to use cash.
In spite of his business of sales of narcotics, Gibson presented a plea to the Talbot County Circuit Court that he was unable to pay the $105 in court costs after being granted an uncontested divorce from Tamela Gibson. The court fees were waived upon the recommendation of Master Jamie E. Adkins on Sept. 13, 2010. Master Adkins is paid a salary by the taxpayers of $84,597.00.
A domestic violence warrant was sworn against Gibson on May 13, 2013 and a hearing held on that date.