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Gilmor Homes drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

Justice SystemRod J. Rosenstein

Dione "Big Man" Fauntleroy Sr., a 48-year-old Baltimore man, who conspired to sell crack cocaine in the Gilmor Homes public housing complex with his son, his son's grandfather and 19 others, was sentenced to 160 months in prison Thursday, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.

His son, Dione "Dummy" Fauntleroy Jr., 28, was sentenced to 156 months in prison last week. And the younger man's maternal grandfather, William Herring, 67, is set to be sentenced early next month.

"Local, state and federal agencies worked together to bring federal drug charges against 22 members of a violent organization, every one of them pleaded guilty within 16 months, and the neighborhood is experiencing less crime," U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a statement. "This case dramatically demonstrates that our unified strategy to target gangs that foment violence is working. The conspiracy included three generations of one family – a grandfather, father and son. We cannot allow that to happen again."

Thirteen of the 22 defendants have been sentenced so far, to terms between three and 15 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

tricia.bishop@baltsun.com

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