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2 Baltimore men tried robbing drug addicts, according to court docs, but victims were undercover feds

2 Baltimore men tried robbing drug addicts, according to court docs, but victims were undercover feds

Menard Hazelwood and Donte Smith picked the wrong drug addicts to rob last year in West Baltimore.

Their intended victims weren’t addicts, but two federal agents buying heroin undercover. Hazelwood and Smith pulled guns on the agents and demanded cash, only to find themselves chased and arrested. Smith was shot.

On Tuesday, both men appeared in federal court in Baltimore and admitted to their crimes.

Hazelwood, 29, of Shipley Hill in Southwest Baltimore, pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer and brandishing a gun during a violent crime. He faces seven to 15 years in federal prison.

Smith, 33, of Brooklyn in South Baltimore, admitted to a judge that he...

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