MURDER USA Ex-con Drug dealer Tavon Caldwell busted with loaded gun, drugs, and cash
Cops say he had a digital scale to weigh it all as he must be an honest street vendor
BALTIMORE, MD. – Baltimore City Police report that on September 3, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m. members of the Southwest District Action team were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 500 block of S. Bentalou Street.
At that time, the officers encountered a male suspect who they found to be armed and in possession of drugs and money.
The officers seized from the suspect, a loaded 9mm handgun, 40 grams of suspected marijuana, a bottle of promethazine, a digital scale and over $700 in U.S. Currency. All seized property was submitted as evidence.
Arrested was 34-year-old Tavon R. Caldwell of 625 Lucia Avenue, Baltimore, Md.
Caldwell was transported to Central Booking where he was charged by Officer Victor M. Villafane with 14 counts of drug dealing, resisting arrest, packing a gun and ammo, illegal possession of a gun by a convicted felon, being in a vehicle with handgun and narcotics violations.
Currently, Tavon Caldwell is waiting to see a court commissioner.
Caldwell has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 5, 2017.
Charges of dealing drugs were placed on May 17, 2017, by Officer Jamal H. Brunson and were dropped in Baltimore City District Court by States Attorney Marilyn Mosby on June 15, 2017. Peter A. Prevas, as well as a taxpayer, provided free attorney represented Caldwell.
Caldwell picked up 30 days in jail on an assault charge when he was convicted in Baltimore City District Court on May 20, 2011.
Caldwell was found guilty on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and attempted second-degree burglary on Aug. 15, 2005, in Baltimore City Circuit Court and in a plea deal was sent off to the Patuxent Institution.
A plea deal on a drug dealing charge in Baltimore City Circuit Court on March 12, 2003, ended with a year in jail. Caldwell didn’t have to dip into his drug dealing income to pay for his attorney as Robert Coleman, an assistant public defender was provided courtesy of the taxpayers.